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China developing its own operating system for PCs, mobile devices, set-tops

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jan 2014 17:56 User comments (6)

China developing its own operating system for PCs, mobile devices, set-tops The government-backed Chinese Academy of Sciences, in conjunction with Shanghai Liantong Network Communications Technology, are developing their own secure OS to rival Android, Windows and Ubuntu.
China Operating System (COS) will eventually work on PCs, smartphone, tablets and PCs. There is already a prototype of a set-top box running the OS, but the groups have not yet secured any deals with smartphone or PC vendors.

"The operating system has already risen to become a national security matter," said Shanghai Liantong Network Communications Technology in a press statement.

There are scarce details about the operating system except that it supports HTML5 and can run over 100,000 legacy apps. Liantong says current open source operating systems can often include security flaws and may include interfaces that do not agree with standard Chinese user habits.

Additionally, there have been clashes between Chinese tech firms and U.S lawmakers in the past, leading Liantong to conclude that an independent OS is necessary.

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6 user comments

119.1.2014 18:33

Quote:
China Operating System (COS) will eventually work on PCs, smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Lol. A little redundant, wouldn't you say?

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220.1.2014 3:40

im assuming they just took the major parts of other operating systems and made some small changes and claimed it as there own.


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320.1.2014 9:31

It'll be interesting to see how much this gets pirated...




and by who.

424.1.2014 12:01

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
im assuming they just took the major parts of other operating systems and made some small changes and claimed it as there own.
You mean just like Microsoft, Apple, and Google did? ;)

524.1.2014 16:28

And it comes with a free bowl of fried rice!

625.1.2014 11:57

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
im assuming they just took the major parts of other operating systems and made some small changes and claimed it as their own.
Those small changes would be spyware lol.



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