Chinese Google rival Baidu builds its own Android platform Yi, Dell will back it up with hardware
First of all, it targets China, the market with the largest number of customers, but also one hugely dependant on localized content and second of all it comes from the hugely popular locally Google rival Baidu.
Third of all, Dell is teaming up with the Chinese search engine and may provide future devices.
The standard Google suite of apps has been replaced with Baidu’s own apps including Maps, a reader app called Yue, a Google Places alternative named Shen Bian and a powerful music application dubbed Ting.
Ting for once will offer licensed music downloads, while the platform in general will be tightly integrated with the cloud. Typing input is another swing factor for a Chinese OS and Yi in particular will come with an input-method editor for either typing or writing of Chinese characters.
1. cadet (unregistered)
The only problem is there will be a log of privacy issues in general
But it is a good start for china
2. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
a global market share seems slightly unrealistic IMO with an already crowded market. hell even MS is having problems penetrating market share right now. but this may indeed take off in china and possibly some other asian nations. but being a chinese product my only major concern would be with privacy
3. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Huh. Kinda makes you wonder what Dell has in store for it's Android/W7 handsets, which were only sold through it's website and only mildly recieved. I had heard of a Venue Pro update for W7 Mango, but haven't seen any solid plans. Heard nothing as far as an update to it's Android offerings. Could Dell be looking at this and thinking it is a better bet?
7. Blueberry (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Aug 2011)
China land of hackers and piracy, seriously how could people trust this s**t os called YI...
8. HiTz (unregistered)
Hey did anybody noticed the all the cell phones used in this commercial were iPhone 3GS.......now they r officially gonna use fake iPhones in ads.......i smell a suite........:P
9. display (unregistered)
omg.i wanna go to china!
10. yi os (unregistered)
wtf!?is that for real, all phones are iphone with yi os? looool
11. Goldeneye (Posts: 345; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Is anybody surprised? Good old China copying and stealing everyone else's work
12. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
Sorry is china when everthing is pooooosss b ask apple why s ... Samsung for copycats
13. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
They could be samsung phones not iPhones lol
16. xmRipper (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)
rofl everything in China is clone, what a shame to live in such a country.
even the people are clone! but their eyes uncloak it :P