China is famous for its technological innovations. In order to put a check on foreign companies’ influence on its domestic markets, Beijing has always been seen developing its home grown products.
Ranging from smartphones to tabs, phablets, television sets to softwares…China has all for its home consumers.
In this series, reports have surfaced that China is developing its own range of Operating Systems.
The development comes in the backdrop of a ban on the use of Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS in government offices along with the loss of security updates for Windows XP, another OS by Microsoft.
“A Chinese-backed operating system is likely to be launched by October this year,” Ni Guangnan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said adding, “ It will also support an app store.”
Market watchers say China is serious on the issue and there is huge possibility that all foreign operating systems could be eliminated by Chinese computer and software market within one to two years.
Guangnan, who also leads a government-backed operating system development alliance, said that the country already owns a number of China-based operating systems but none of them are well in their performance. Chinese OS falls short technologically as compared to other operating systems.
“Creating an environment that allows us to compete with Google, Apple and Microsoft, that is our key to success,” Guangnan said.
It would be interesting to watch how many people turn up to the Chinese operating system, which is backed by a government that has not a good track record when it comes to security, privacy and electronic espionage.
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