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Yi, the Chinese Android 7 September 2011

Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
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Baidu release Yi, the Chinese Android
Baidu, the “Chinese Google” follows the same route as its American counterpart: the company just announced Yi, an operating system for smartphones. Yi is a fork of Android, that is a system based on the source code for Android but who is going to develop alone, in a new branch (hence the name of fork, fork in English).

An eBook reader (connected to the search engine), software localization and a music Manager (Ting) are part. Because the relatedness of the system with Android, Yi should work on most of the smartphones that are running Android (and they are many in China). The philosophy of the system is to integrate even more search engine that Google with Android, using the field of research as an entry point for all tasks.

If the system does not shade to Android, Windows Phone 7 in the West or iOS, it could become a big player in the world of smartphones in China, Baidu is very used in the country, with more than 60% market share

[via dcellphoneshop]

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