Yes; another smartphone operating system, but this time from China. Apparently wary of Android and iOS, the Chinese have come up with COS, reportedly built on a security-enhanced Linux kernel. COS has the approval of the Chinese government and manufacturers. Should this become a success, Android OS will take a big hit. Android currently runs on about 90% of the smartphones used in China today.
The image above shows COS running on an HTC device. Yes; COS looks like a copy job from Android OS. The platform is being developed by Chinese software company Shanghai Liantong, in collaboration with the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese government.
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