Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Mar 2013 17:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yesterday, during the most insane launch event in the history of technology, Samsung unveiled its next big flagship, the Galaxy S4. I really couldn't care less about this new phone - another plastic phone that looks exactly like its predecessor - but the flurry of interviews with Samsung executives that followed is far more interesting. With them, Samsung has repositioned Tizen - and if you connect the dots, something interesting is starting to appear.
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RE[3]: About apps
by KLU9 on Sat 16th Mar 2013 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: About apps"
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afaik Baidu's not owned by the party/govt (altho it may pwned by the party/govt ;)

Their OS is apparently just a skin on Android, and not a popular one at that. Alibaba's isn't taking off either apparently.

One local outfit that is doing well with their own UI on top of Android is Xiaomi, whose phones sell like hot cakes... when they're available.

Basically there are no real local Chinese alternatives to Android yet, so much so that the Party/Govt is complaining about over-dependence on it:

And this is a govt with form on the issue, having pushed/forced made-in-China standards in mobile tech, video discs etc


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