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HTC looks to take on Android by building a new mobile OS

HTC is working with the Chinese government to build a mobile OS to rival Android in China (TPE:2498)

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Aug 29, 2013 1:32 am

With Android adoption growing at a never before seen rate, you would think that companies will be scrambling to offer as many devices as possible to the various markets that demand them. However, HTC is looking to do just the opposite. A new report released today by the Wall Street Journal says that HTC is working with the Chinese government to create an entirely new mobile operating system that is not based on Android.


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The operating system will most likely be exclusive to China and will be "deeply integrated with Chinese apps like the Twitter-like microblog Weibo." The article says that China is quite eager to have an alternative mobile operating system that is not developed by American companies so that it can more thoroughly control it. Let's face it, control is what this is entirely about, and if China can take this new opportunity to further lockdown on its citizens technological lives, you can bet it will.


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