QiKU Internet Network Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The manufacturer is a joint venture between Chinese internet company Qihoo 360 and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Coolpad.
360 OS operating system
QiKU’s proprietary Android-based operating system is the result of cooperation between Coolpad and Qihoo. The features of 360 OS include Icebox to freeze unused apps, deep cleaning to clear hidden third-party software and an enhanced performance mode that optimizes device performance basis usage.
QiKU launched Coolpad's Dazen brand of phones in June 2015—Dazen 1, and Dazen X7, running an indigenous interface in the 360 OS. The phones were launched via India’s e-commerce site Snapdeal. The Dazen 1 soon became the top-selling handset on Snapdeal, shipping over 100,000 phones in India. On August 26, 2015, QiKU launched two new smartphones, QiKU Terra and QiKU Luna, in China. They also launched Qiku Terra 810 in India and did the first sale on NDTV Gadget 360 where they went out of stock in one hour.
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