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The Chinese Government is not fond of foreign mobile operating systems and therefore are trying to break the monopoly of Microsoft, Apple and Google in the country.

This week at an event in Beijing, China has unveiled its own Linux-based mobile platform, dubbed China Operating System (COS) developed as a joint effort between a company ‘Shanghai Liantong’, ISCAS (Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and the Chinese Government.

China Operating System

It is designed for PCs, Smartphones, tablets, TVs, set-top boxes and other smart appliances. It runs Java applications, supports HTML5 and can run over 100,000 apps.

The head of the ISCAS criticized Apple’s iOS for being a closed ecosystem, Android for its fragmentation issues, and Windows Phone for its poor security.

The China Operating System (COS) interface and functions are much like Android, specifically very similar to HTC’s Sense 5.

Source: Hacker News