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.
La diatriba tra Google e Acer di cui avevamo parlato tempo fa, riguardo Android, torna a far discutere di se per l’arrivo di alcune novità da parte di Google che continua ad accusare (giustamente) Acer di aver violato l’accordo che gli impedisce di vedere device con versioni di Android che non attribuiscono i diritti a Google, tuttavia adesso si è scoperto il vero motivo della mossa di
Android may not be as fully open as many FOSS fans would like it to be, but the fact remains that it's essentially the poster child for Linux's success in the mobile world. So it was with some dismay we looked on at the impromptu battle that sprang up recently between Google and Acer over Alibaba's Aliyun OS.
Chinese web and eCommerce giant Alibaba will spin off the team developing Aliyun, its first mobile OS, Reuters is reporting.
This is the OS that Google claims is an inappropriate fork of Android (a fork too far?).
Is Google playing the role of a big bully? That’s what Chinese internet company Alibaba is claiming. As the Chinese alternative to Google grows and exerts influence on the mobile world (well, in China at least), Alibaba is not being shy about providing a better mobile user experience than Android does.
Earlier today, it was reported that Acer’s CloudMobile A800 had been canceled because its Aliyun OS wasn’t compatible with the Android ecosystem. Acer made it made it known that Google had “expressed concerns” about the device’s launch, though several important details that could potentially explain the reasoning behind the decision were lacking.
While Marissa Mayer is busy trying to figure out what to do with Yahoo’s new $4.5 billion in cash — recently gained from selling 20 percent of its holdings in Alibaba back to, well, Alibaba — the Chinese web and eCommerce giant has recently been in a heated exchange with Yahoo’s old pal, Google.
The fun apparently began after Taiwanese PC maker Acer cancelled the launch of
Alibaba, already an investor in UCWeb, will buy all remaining shares of the web browser and search company. The two firms announced the merger, one of the most significant among Chinese Internet companies to date, earlier today. UCWeb will join UC Mobile, one of Alibaba’s business unit as Alibaba preps for its U.S. IPO. Read More