Baidu Yi

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Baidu Yi (Chinese: 百度•易平台; pinyin: Bǎidù-Yì píngtái; literally: "Baidu Yi Platform", meaning "exchange" or "easy") is an operating system for mobile devices.[1] 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.[2]

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It will have Baidu applications replacing Google's for many core functions, such as the search engine, instant messenger, ebook reader, and app store.[3] Baidu is expected to provide 180 gigabytes of cloud storage for users.[4]

Devices[edit]

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.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baidu prepares mobile operating system". Financial Times. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Baidu launches Android-based mobile platform". The China Post. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Baidu offers glimpse of new mobile OS". Reuters. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Baidu Looks To Leapfrog Google With Cloud-Based Mobile OS (Update)". TechCrunch. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dell and Baidu tie up for smartphones in China". BBC News Online. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 

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