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China Unicom shows off Wophone mobile OS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2011 15:51 User comments (8)

China Unicom shows off Wophone mobile OS China Unicom has launched their own mobile OS today, dubbed "Wophone," the first OS developed in China.
Motorola, Samsung, Huawei, HTC and TCL have already committed to releasing phones with Wophone.

The new OS is based on Linux and Unicom says "Wophones" will sell sell for 1,000 yuan ($150) to 2,000 yuan ($300), aimed at consumers who cannot afford high end devices, like the iPhone.

Says one analyst of the move (via GT):

Medium- and low-end smartphones will be a new driving force for the industry, since this group of people now also shows a growing interest in smartphones as their incomes increase.


The Wophone OS can support all 3G Chinese mobile standards, WCDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA, and also has support for LTE 4G.

China Unicom has 155 million 3G users and is the exclusive iPhone distributor in the world's most populous nation.

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8 user comments

12.3.2011 4:43

Linux... So it must be good, right??




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22.3.2011 6:06

Originally posted by ps3lvanub:
Linux... So it must be good, right??
we have to wait n see

32.3.2011 6:20

It is made by a company owned by the Chinese government...it is not good; it is just another means of censorship.



42.3.2011 6:35

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It is made by a company owned by the Chinese government...it is not good; it is just another means of censorship.
yeh i do agree with that. government trying to censor everything .
dictatorship bul***it.

52.3.2011 8:37

Everywhere is dictated in some way; just in a not as harsh respect as China or Libya.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Mar 2011 @ 8:37



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62.3.2011 9:16

Quote:
The new OS is based on Linux and Unicom says "Wophones" will sell sell for 1,000 yuan ($150) to 2,000 yuan ($300), aimed at consumers who cannot afford high end devices, like the iPhone.


BADA BADA BADADADADAAA BADA BADA..

:/

73.3.2011 5:35

Yeah...I always get a kick when someone says that they want to sell a device for $300 to undercut android phones, when you can get an android for under $200. It isn't like you are going to do it by cutting the cost of android ($0) from the production costs!



85.3.2011 18:19

Quote:
It is made by a company owned by the Chinese government...it is not good; it is just another means of censorship.
I would be more concerned with privacy. Android has back doors, BY DESIGN!

I vote for MeeGo. Let's hope it survives.

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