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Apple iOS, Google Android Face New Alternative: Alibaba Aliyun

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Just when you thought you understood the smartphone mobile operating system market the rules may be set to change. As channel partners sort out Apple iOS 6, Google Android and Windows Phone 8 opportunities, along comes Aliyun, a Linux-based mobile operating system from Alibaba Group Holding. True believers include Acer, which will sell smartphones running Aliyun. But should channel partners take note? Yes and no. Here’s why. On the upside for Aliyun: Aliyun hopes to become the “Android of China.” U.S.-based channel partners may not care today but if Aliyun catches on in Chin (IT news)