engine - 9:37 am on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Alibaba Announces Plans For Mobile OS [ft.com]
Please respect FT.com's ts&cs and copyright policy which allow you to: share links; copy content for personal use; & redistribute limited extracts. Email Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company, is mounting a challenge to several leading technology companies with the launch of its own mobile operating system.
Beijing Tianyu Communications Equipment, a Chinese handset maker, will launch the first smartphone running on Aliyun, the new operating system, by the end of July, and release a tablet computer featuring Alibaba’s operating system by the end of the year, Wang Jiang, president of Alibaba Cloud Computing, told reporters.