Linked by David Adams on Wed 15th Jul 2015 17:46 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A Hong Kong-based startup run by former Mozilla President Li Gong aims to take on Android with its new Web-based operating system, H5OS. Similar to the Firefox operating system from Mozilla, H50S is based on HTML5, a website development language that tries to give Web apps the same capabilities as so-called native applications that are downloaded to a device like the iPhone. More on H5OS here.
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RE: No way
by unclefester on Thu 16th Jul 2015 02:55 UTC in reply to "No way"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

If it is backed by the Chinese government it has a very strong chance of success. eg It can be made mandatory for school tablets or government issued phones.

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RE[2]: No way
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 16th Jul 2015 12:36 in reply to "RE: No way"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Just like red flag linux or kylin, right?

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RE[3]: No way
by unclefester on Fri 17th Jul 2015 00:53 in reply to "RE[2]: No way"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Just like red flag linux or kylin, right?


They were just slightly modified Linux distros designed for desktop use.

It is relatively easy to mandate a phone for government use.

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RE[3]: No way
by nicubunu on Fri 17th Jul 2015 05:49 in reply to "RE[2]: No way"
nicubunu Member since:
2014-01-08

Today is a different world: American backdoors and mass surveillance are a matter of public knowledge, as is the fact that American intelligence listen to world leaders phones. If you were a Chinese political or military leader, how soon would you want a non-American phone? Yesterday would be not soon enough.

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