China reveals COS: a government-approved operating system designed to break the monopoly of foreign software

By Richard Lai.

China’s tried to create its very own mobile OS ecosystem in the past, but let’s face it: The attempt with OPhone was hardly something that would make the nation proud. This time round, though, a company by the name of Shanghai Liantong has joined forces with the ISCAS (Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and the government to launch COS, which simply stands for China Operating System. While there’s no official mention of this, it appears that HTC is a big supporter behind this project, which would match what we heard from a Wall Street Journal report from August.

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