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R Clark
R Clark
1/30/2014 | 1:50:29 AM
Re: Not-so-ancient wisdom
Sarah, you're not the only one to have missed out on the legend of Ruhan Jia:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25910722

Interesting parallel with tennis player Li Na, who's become the oldest woman to win the Australian Open. She was allowed to exit the state system six years ago, and since has won two Grand Slams. A lot of chatter in China about how successful she would have been if she'd gone solo earlier. 

The chatter about COS is much more scathing - a lot of people just calling it a direct copy. It is odd that they went to market without any partners or trials to speak of. Amateur hour.

 

 
tb100
tb100
1/29/2014 | 3:45:26 PM
COS
I've heard that COS stands for Copy Other System. If it is an Android knock off, or even if it just uses some pieces from Android, it is open source, so that's not such a big deal. That's what Amazon does with their Kindle Fire. But if HTC is involved, I wonder if they would get in trouble with Google.

It reminds me of Red Flag Linux, China's official Linux that is an offshoot of Red Hat.  
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
1/29/2014 | 12:43:15 PM
Re: Not-so-ancient wisdom
I do think alternative OSs have an opportunity to make an impact in markets like China, but, um, not this government-backed one. Strange.

In other news, tell me more about these Beyonce-challenging pop stars.
mendyk
mendyk
1/29/2014 | 9:44:44 AM
Not-so-ancient wisdom
If you ain't floppin, you ain't tryin.


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