The Russian government has expanded the list of Russian programs required for pre-installation on gadgets and smart TVs in 2024. About this informs TASS with reference to the document.
TASS notes that the sections of the list related to smartphones, tablets and computers for 2024 have not changed much. Instead of Mail.ru News, Zen has become a pre-installed news aggregator, and instead of OK Live, Rutube must now be installed on gadgets.
The document comes into force on January 1, 2024. The Cabinet said that the owners of gadgets and smart TVs “will still be able to make their own choice of which program or application to use.”
The law on the pre-installation of domestic software on devices sold in the country, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, laptops and TVs with the Smart TV function, has been in force in Russia since April 1, 2021. The list of applications required for installation includes VK, Yandex services , Kaspersky Lab, My Office, Gosuslug, Mir payment system, etc. The law does not provide for the installation of domestic operating systems.
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