Aliyun OS tablet

This summer Chinese retail service Alibaba introduced a new operating system called Aliyun OS, as well as the first smartphone designed to run the OS. Now the company is preparing to launch new devices including an updated phone and an Aliyun OS tablet.

The new phone is called the W800 and it has a 4.3 inch display and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. There’s not much information about the tablet yet, but it’s expected to launch in November.

Aliyun OS is based on Google Android, but it’s designed to run web apps built with HTML5, Javascript, CSS, and other web technologies rather than native apps. That’s the same approach Apple took with the original iPhone, but it wasn’t long before the company launched a software developer kit and opened the App Store.

While it’s hard to imagine Aliyun OS phones or tablets making a big splash in the Western Hemisphere, Alibaba is a major player in the East and the devices could stand a chance in areas where iOS and Android aren’t as entrenched.

via Engadget

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