China introduced its own operating system, designed to oust the local market Android and iOS American developers Google and Apple, ZDNet reports citing local media. Announcement was devoted to a special event in Beijing.
platform developed by the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences jointly with Shanghai Liantong Network Communications Technology. The project has been “approved” and funded by the Chinese government.
China Operating System (COS) – the name given to a platform – based on the open kernel Linux, although she is not open for reasons “related, security».
platform creators hope that it will be free from the problems that have foreign OS. Almost all of them can not provide the necessary depth of localization, including a graphical interface, input methods and speech recognition.
COS will be more flexible on sravenniyu with iOS and more secure as compared to Android, said representatives of the developers.
Furthermore, COS will be free from the “bugs” that can be placed in the operating system manufacturers in other countries. This statement is true in light of recent publications disclosing activities U.S. National Security Agency.
Chinese OS under the simple name of China Operating System
Beyond Smartphones, COS can be used on tablets, computers, and digital set-top boxes. As well as Android, and iOS, it offers access to its own application store, where today there are about 100 thousand programs.
HTC was a consultant for developers, presentation held at its COS devices
China Operating System is very similar to Android. Given that the platform offers a large number of applications are already at launch, some nalyudateli concluded that it is only a modification of Android, and not an independent OS.
Beyond Smartphones, COS focused on PC
consultant in the project made the Taiwanese company HTC, for this reason a number of slides, demonstrated at the presentation, the system shown in devices of this manufacturer.
On when the sale is planned for the first device based on the COS, the developers are not reported.
COS system can be installed on the digital set-top box
China has repeatedly stated its intention to establish a national OS. In March this purpose the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has teamed up with distributor Ubuntu, by Canonical.
In August 2013 it was reported that HTC is planning to release its own mobile operating system, which is planned to be installed on the device sent to the Chinese market.