Smartisan OS

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Smartisan OS is an Android-based smartphone platform developed by Chinese company Smartisan.[1] It is a custom ROM for smartphones and potentially tablet devices.

Name[edit]

The CEO of Smartisan Co., Ltd., Luo Yonghao, said on Sina Weibo that "Smartisan" is a portmanteau of "Smart" and "Artisan".

Development[edit]

Smartisan OS was unveiled on March 27, 2013[2] at the China National Convention Center. It will compete with MIUI from Xiaomi and Flyme OS from Meizu in the Chinese cellphone market. However, the current version is still in development and has several bugs. The first public beta is available from June 15, 2013. It will initially be compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III plus a few other devices, followed by Smartisan's own hardware the following year, after which no third-party devices will be supported.[1][3]

Hardware[edit]

In May 2014 Smartisan Co. introduced their first smartphone, the Smartisan T1.[4] A year later on August 26, 2015,the Smartisan U1 was announced, with Smartisan OS 2.0 taking on the likes of OnePlus 2 and Meizu M2 Note.[5][6]

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