Alibaba Group launches mobile operating system in China only.

Alibaba GroupShanghai: E-commerce Company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said on Thursday that the mobile operating system launched in the Chinese market on the K-Touch Cloud-Smart Phone W700 by the end of this month. Dubbed Aliyun OS, the operating system has been developed by Alibaba division AliCloud.

According to the company, Aliyun will feature cloud-based e-mail, Web search, weather updates, and GPS navigation tools. In addition, the operating system will harmonize and store call data, text messages and photos in the cloud for access across other devices, including PCs.

The operating system also provided each user with 100GB of virtual data storage over the Internet, according to official reports.

In a statement, AliCloud president Wang Jian said that by offering Web apps on its platform, developers have lots of more options to deliver valuable experiences to users.

Jian said that “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 able to use Internet technology such as HTML5 and JavaScript to reduce the complexity in the app development process.”

The organization announced prior this week that it wishes to develop a mobile operating system that uses the Gecko engine, which powers its Firefox browser.

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