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Baidu preps Yi app store for Chinese Android phones

09/02, 3:20pm

Will offer apps for its Android-based Baidu YI OS

Baidu, China's largest search provider is opening an online app store. The company hopes to encourage Chinese developers to create new content for Android phones and for phones running its new Baidu Yi OS, which the company can then distribute. The Yi OS, which Baidu officially announced at Baidu World earlier today, is based on Google's platform.

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Alibaba ships first Aliyun OS phone to rival Android, iPhone

07/28, 12:30pm

Alibaba K-Touch Cloud kicks off Aliyun OS

The cellphone field saw the rare instance of a brand new mobile OS Thursday as Alibaba unveiled the first phone based on its own platform. The Tianyu K-Touch Cloud W700 runs Alibaba's own planned cloud OS, Aliyun, and focuses on web and cloud services. It focuses on web elements like e-mail and search but should also support web-based apps and will back up call, photo, and text data in the cloud.

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