Last moments before Sundown
Rushing to finish up before I am obliged to go offline for my weekly sabbatical, the news from Alibaba about Aliyun, its new mobile operating system, is out. It is too early for a detailed evaluation of the operating system, but three articles you might find interesting include: my post from May 3rd about the rationale behind an Alibaba mobile OS; this pithy PDF analysis from Deutsche Bank laying out the challenges it will face; and my take on the coming mobile OS battle in China.
- Aliyun OS leans on the cloud for core services and runs Android apps (slashgear.com)
- Alibaba’s Aliyun mobile OS runs Android apps (digitaltrends.com)
- Alibaba to Launch its Smartphone Soon (businessinsider.com)
- Alibaba OS-powered handset launching this month (news.cnet.com)