China makes it’s own mobile operating system, calls it China OS
In a decade where the world is awash with touchscreen smartphones and operating systems that run on refrigerators, ovens, cars, houses and stuff, a new OS is expected from tech freaks and nerds every now and then, but none could be surprising as an operating system from a government.
The Chinese government has released a Linux-based operating operating system which they call China OS. Developed by Chinese Academy of Sciences, in partnership with a Chinese tech giant called Liantong Network Communications Technology, China OS is expected to give Google’s Android a run for it’s money, in China at least.
China OS, or COS if you prefer to call it briefly, has been under testing for three months according to Chen Feili, deputy general manager of Liantong Network Communications Technology. Looking at the live shots you can see the OS running on some touchscreen devices.
Word is that an app store is being built for COS — a unified one like Android’s Google Play Store amd iOS’ iTunes App Store — and that the OS is “currently compatible with over 100,000 different apps” (ported Android apps or something). A definite date hasn’t being given for the release of China OS but we’ll let you know once China starts powering devices.