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HP YunOS Book is sort of a Chromebook for China (where Chrome OS isn’t widely used)

Chromebooks come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and prices in the US, Europe, and other regions. But in China, not so much. But late last year HP launched what may be the next-best thing: a 2-in-1 laptop that runs Aliyun OS, an Android-based operating system developed buy Chinese eCommerce company Alibaba. The notebook […]

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More Meizu phones could run Yun OS after Alibaba investment

Chinese ecommerce service Alibaba has invested $590 million in phone maker Meizu, which means that more future Meizu phones could run Alibaba’s custom version of Android. The company launched Aliyun OS, also known as Yun OS a few years ago and launched a partnership with Meizu in 2014. A major investment in the rising star in the […]

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Alibaba G20 is like a Chinese Amazon Fire TV (with a Wiimote clone)

Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba is sort of like China’s answer to Amazon and eBay rolled into one… and that’s not just because the internet company provides one of the world’s largest marketplaces for retail and business-to-business sales. Alibaba also has its own operating system called Aliyun OS, and just like Amazon’s Fire OS, it’s a […]

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Google cracks down on “incompatible” versions of Android

This week Acer planned to launch a new smartphone in China running Aliyun OS. But Google appears to have put a stop to it — and now the California-based search giant is explaining why. Aliyun OS  is a mobile operating system developed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. It’s based on open source Android code, but […]

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Alibaba to launch an 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 […]