HTC Corp. is developing a mobile-software system specifically for
Chinese consumers, people familiar with the project said, part of
a big bet that the smartphone maker hopes will help revive
Development of the smartphone operating system — slated to be
introduced by year-end — is being closely monitored by HTC
Chairwoman Cher Wang, the people said. The software involves close
integration with Chinese apps such as the Twitter-like microblog
Weibo, they said.
I’d be curious to hear just what is actually better about this system than Android. The article offers no such details, other than a Chinese government concern that the nation’s mobile user base is too dependent upon Android.