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Alibaba shows off new mobile OS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Jul 2011 1:20 User comments (1)

Alibaba shows off new mobile OS

Alibaba, one of China's largest e-commerce companies, has announced the launch of its own mobile OS today.
The OS will run on smartphones and tablets.

Dubbed "Aliyun OS", the Linux-based OS was launched with the aim of promoting Alibaba's online products in China.

The company showed off a smartphone with the OS and said it will go on sale Saturday in China for 2,680 yuan ($415).

Aliyun can run Android apps and HTML5/JavaScript Web-based apps.

Each Aliyun smartphone will have 20 built-in Cloud-based apps that access Alibaba's numerous services. The apps include Internet search, barcode scanner, and a daily deal/group buying app.

The first phone with the OS is called the K-Touch Cloud-Smart Phone W700, and includes a Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor and 3.8-inch touchscreen.

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129.7.2011 05:49

If this OS takes off I may have to get one of these phones...

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