Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra reveals company’s presence at Google I/O, teases possible Android TV box

China9to5 Google — Hugo Barra, a former VP at Google and now Vice President of Global Operations at Xiaomi,has today announced on Twitter that he — or at least the Chinese firm — will be back atGoogle’s upcoming developer conference… While he did confirm that Xiaomi will indeed “be a part of Google I/O”, he only tweeted an image to hint at what will be announced.

Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra reveals company’s presence at Google I/O, teases possible Android TV box

Indus’ Android-based OS races to become second most popular in India

IndiaZDNet — Most articles trumpeting Indus’ epic feat of becoming the second most popular OS in India after Android either don’t understand operating systems or deliberately obfuscate the fact that it is nothing but an optimized Android OS.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/indus-android-based-os-races-to-become-second-most-popular-in-india/

India’s Indus beats Apple, Microsoft for second spot in smartphone operating system market

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based Indus OS, creator of the world’s first regional operating system, has pipped Apple and Microsoft to take the second spot in the smartphone operating system market — a first for a local software maker.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Indias-Indus-beats-Apple-Microsoft-for-second-spot-in-smartphone-operating-system/articleshow/52161795.cms

Android Open Source market opportunities shrinking as Android One becomes viable market contender

ChinaDigi Times — Overall smartphone share of the global handsets market is slowing as mobile phone (or feature phone) sales show some resilience through local brands in emerging markets. While ABI Research finds major China-based vendors are continuing to witness solid volume growth, the market region could be on the cusp of a change as Google Android regains momentum and fights back against Android Open Source Project (AOSP) devices.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160503PR201.html

Samsung holds first developer summit for Tizen in India

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Over 1,000 developers participated in the Tizen Developer Summit in Bengaluru, being held in India for the first time. The annual global event backed by Samsung Electronics and Tizen Association, assists local app and platform developers to understand the technology behind the Tizen platform, app development, porting, and monetization through the Tizen Store.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Samsung-holds-first-developer-summit-for-Tizen-in-India/articleshow/48283139.cms

Hong Kong Mobile OS Company Aims To Beat Android, Apple

Hong KongChina Tech News — The freshly-minted Hong Kong-based mobile operating system company Acadine Technologies is hoping to make room for itself among the ubiquitous of Android and iOS devices. The company says it received USD100 million in its first round financing from China-based Tsinghua Unigroup International.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/07/16/21895-hong-kong-mobile-os-company-aims-to-beat-android-apple

YunOS built by Alibaba for era of big data

ChinaChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s mobile operating system (OS) YunOS, billed as a product for the big data era, has already been installed in millions of smartphones on the market but it will make its international fair debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai, according to IT Time Weekly.

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Chinese E-commerce Group Rumored To Buy 25% Stake In Indian Phone Maker

IndiaChina Tech News — Alibaba Group may soon enter into an agreement with Micromax, a mobile phone manufacturer in India, to purchase a 25% stake in the latter for USD700 million. According to reports in Indian local media, this will become the first time for Alibaba to buy Indian phone maker shares as a foreign investor if the deal is successfully signed.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/07/05/21837-chinese-e-commerce-group-rumored-to-buy-25-stake-in-indian-phone-maker

One Plus, Micromax end dispute, OnePlus users to get Cyanogen OTA, from India

IndiaNEW DELHI: One Plus smartphone users in India will continue to get software updates of Cyanogen operating system, as the Chinese smartphone maker resolved an ongoing legal battle with Micromax Informatics through mutual consent. In a blogpost on its website on Friday, One Plus said that its customers and fans in India will continue to receive software updates from Cyanogen, in line with users in other markets as all legal proceedings have been resolved and cases have been withdrawn through mutual consent.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/One-Plus-Micromax-end-dispute-OnePlus-users-to-get-Cyanogen-OTA/articleshow/47212428.cms

One Plus, Micromax resolve dispute over Cyanogen OS, from IN

IndiaNEW DELHI: One Plus smartphone users in India will continue to get software updates of Cyanogen operating system, as the Chinese smartphone maker resolved an ongoing legal battle with Micromax Informatics through mutual consent. In a blogpost on its website on Friday, One Plus said that its customers and fans in India will continue to receive software updates from Cyanogen, in line with users in other markets as all legal proceedings have been resolved and cases have been withdrawn through mutual consent.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/one-plus-micromax-resolve-dispute-over-cyanogen-os/articleshow/47204988.cms

Tencent launches new OS for smart devices

China.gifChina’s internet conglomerate Tencent has newly launched its own open-sourced operating system, dubbed Tencent Operating System or TOS+, for a number of smart devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, game consoles, and virtual reality headsets, aiming to become “China’s Android” for smart hardware products. Technically, TOS+ is also an Android-based operating system, but Tencent aims to make a new standard for all smart devices, as it will be free for use by manufacturers and developers of smart hardware should they agree to share revenue with Tencent, according to the website of Beijing-based Economic Observer.

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Alibaba looks to rural China to popularise its mobile OS

China.gifE-commerce giant Alibaba Group hasn’t given up on its mobile OS, and is taking the software to China’s rural markets through a series of low-cost phones. The company has partnered with mobile carrier China Telecom to sell the YunOS handsets. The eight phones will be built by lesser-known Chinese brands, and will range from 299 yuan (US$49) to 699 yuan. Although Alibaba has its own Android apps that connect to its popular e-commerce stores, the Linux-based YunOS comes with a whole suite of company-developed services.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/mobile-and-wireless/alibaba-looks-to-rural-china-to-popularise-its-mobile-os/

OnePlus Launches OxygenOS; Drops Cyanogen

ChinaOnePlus has officially launched its own Android ROM, following issues with Cyanogen that built a custom version of its CyanogenMod ROM for the OnePlus One in 2014. Rumors of OnePlus working on its own ROM started circling in January. Cyanogen decided to grab an exclusive partnership with Micromax in India despite already partnering with OnePlus elsewhere. It forced OnePlus to drop its smartphone in India while it worked on its own ROM.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/44842/20150405/oneplus-launches-oxygenos-drops-cyanogen.htm

Xiaomi tweaks new Redmi 2 for intense battle against Android One rivals (REVIEW)

ChinaUS$100 phones used to be awful. They were made by companies you’d never heard of, the interface looked like it was designed by a raccoon with a paw full of crayons it just found in a trashcan, and there was always the sneaking worry that the thing would explode in your pocket and blow your family jewels to smithereens. Xiaomi changed that in mid-2013 with the first Redmi phone.

https://www.techinasia.com/xiaomi-redmi2-review-and-photos/

Microsoft India bets big on Windows 10 OS to boost smartphone presence

IndiaNEW DELHI: Microsoft India is betting big on the new Windows 10 operating system to boost its presence in the smartphone segment after partnerships with domestic vendors failed to bring it success in the surging market. “We were not very happy with the results. The portfolios of our local vendors are based on Android predominantly. But we believe there will be a huge opportunity when we get to the Windows 10 OS,” said Vineet Durani, Director – Windows Business Group at Microsoft Corporation India.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/microsoft-india-bets-big-on-windows-10-os-to-boost-smartphone-presence/articleshow/46656574.cms

Coolpad, Qihoo 360 to unveil new OS

ChinaA mobile operating system (OS) is likely to be the first product launched under the partnership of online security firm Qihoo 360 and handset maker Coolpad, the Shanghai’s China Business News reports. Coolpad executive vice president Li Wang told reporters Thursday that his company and Qihoo 360 have assembled their top talent to develop new handsets and that their 360 OS will be unveiled soon.

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