China Is Building a National Operating System to Cut Out Microsoft and Google

26/08/2014 20:21

Source: Motherboard


A Chinese-developed operating system may be ready for distribution by October, according to the state-run press agency Xinhua. Likely designed to help reduce the country's reliance on foreign-made operating systems—especially Windows XP, which remains popular despite no longer being supported by Microsoft—the new OS will first be rolled out for desktops, and will allegedly be coming to smartphones and other devices, too.

The news first broke when Ni Guangnan, the head of the country's official operating system alliance, spoke to a trade paper run by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which deals with the regulation of the country's software industry.

Guangnan said that, We hope to launch a Chinese-made desktop operating system by October supporting app stores, according to a translation provided by Reuters. He also hopes that Chinese-built software will replace imported desktop operating systems in one or two years time, and mobile systems within three to five years.

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