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Baidu Yi (Chinese: 百度•易平台; pinyin: Bǎidù-Yì píngtái; literally "Baidu Yi Platform", 易Yì meaning "exchange" or "easy") is an operating system for mobile devices. It is based on Google's Android but is a fork by Baidu, the dominant search engine operator in China. It was announced on 2 September 2011 at the 2011 Baidu Technology Innovation Conference in Beijing.
It will have Baidu applications replacing Google's for many core functions, such as the search engine, instant messenger, ebook reader, and app store. Baidu is expected to provide 180 gigabytes of cloud storage for users.
On 6 September 2011, it was reported that Dell was developing new phones that are planned to operate Yi for sale in the Chinese market; Baidu also said that it was working with other unnamed companies, including hardware manufacturers, to support the Yi platform.