[Product launch]Alibaba Cloud Computing Unveils Mobile Cloud Operating System
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BEIJING, July 28, 2011 – Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud"), developer of advanced datacentric cloud computing services and a subsidiary of Alibaba
Group, has unveiled its internally developed cloud-based mobile device operating system, "Aliyun OS." The K-Touch Cloud Smart Phone W700, the first
mobile phone powered by the cloud OS, was also unveiled here today and will be introduced to the Chinese market at the end of July. AliCloud also plans to integrate the OS with other devices including mobile phones with larger screens and tablet computers in the coming months.
"Mobile users want a more open and convenient mobile OS, one that allows them to truly enjoy all that the Internet has to offer right in the palm of their hand, and the cloud OS, with its use of cloud-based applications, will provide that,” said Wang Jian, president of Alibaba Cloud Computing. "Introducing
cloud apps to mobile devices not only brings a whole new user experience, but also greater ease for third-party mobile software developers who will be
The cloud OS will feature cloud services including e-mail, Internet search, weather updates and mapping&GPS navigation tools. A distinguishing feature
of the cloud OS is its support for web-based apps. These offer users an Internet-like experience and do not require the user to download or install
application software on their mobile devices. Cloud OS users can seamlessly synchronize, store and back-up data such as contact information, call logs,
text messages, notes and photos to AliCloud's remote data center, and can also access and update this data across all their PC and mobile devices.
AliCloud will provide each cloud OS user with a total of 100 gigabytes of data storage initially, with plans to expand according to user needs.
Third-party developers can opt to either develop cloud apps over their own servers or choose to use AliCloud’s infrastructure and open platform services
at a low cost and quickly develop their businesses. The cloud OS is the result of three years of development and uses AliCloud's self developed
distributed file system and virtual machine; the cloud OS is also fully compatible with Androidbased applications.
According to latest statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the number of 3G mobile users in China now exceeds 80 million, or 9.5 percent of all mobile users nationwide. Sales of smartphones reached 62million in 2010 and 19.07 million handsets were sold in Q1 2011; sales of
smartphones accounted for approximately 30 percent of all mobile phone sales,up from 19.2 percent in Q1 2010 according to research firm Analysys
Wang Jian, president of Alibaba Cloud Computing, unveiled "Aliyun OS," a cloud-based mobile device operating system and the K-Touch Cloud-Smart
Phone W700, the first mobile phone powered by the cloud OS, in Beijing on July 28, 2011.