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Is Aliyun OS really Linux? Android? A rip-off of both?

Acer was ready to announce a new smartphone running Alibaba’s Aliyun OS when Google told them that if they released it, they’d end their partnership. Acer, which uses Android for 90% of its smartphones and no fool, canceled the release.

Acer, a Taiwanese computer and smartphone vendor, wasn’t happy. Alibaba, which is China’s largest e-commerce company, was even less happy. The company claims it wants Aliyun OS to be the “Android of China” and that they’ve spent years working on their Linux-based mobile operating system.

Google didn’t see it that way. Google thinks Alibaba is an Android rip-off. 

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