Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android operating systems are dominating the entire world. All these operating systems are used by all nations, who do not have a local substitute for them. However, China wishes to develop a home-grown operating system to take over the market from the foreign rivals. It is rumored that by October we will see the launch of the new operating system from China, informs news agency Xinhua.
Home grown OS to address cyber security
Cyber Security has become a prime concern today with the companies and government organizations do not want their confidential information to be leaked. The computer technology has led to tension between the China and U.S. This might have provoked China to develop an operating system of its own that will efficiently compete with Microsoft’s Windows, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Xinhua, citing Ni Guangnan (head of an official OS development alliance established in March) informed that the company has plans of making the new operating system first available on the desktops and later on the smartphones and tablets as well.
“We hope to launch a Chinese-made desktop operating system by October supporting app stores,” Ni told the trade paper People’s Post and Telecommunications News. Some Chinese OS already exist, but there is a large gap between China’s technology and that of developed countries, he added.
Not good for U.S. firms
It is feared by the U.S. technology firms that China was making an attempt to protect the domestic firms, when in May the Chinese government banned the usage of Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8. Microsoft has been suspected of anti-trust violations and has been put under investigation.
Last year, China accused Google’s Android operating system of having too much control over the Chinese smartphone industry, and also discriminating against some local firms.
Ni also informed that Chinese sector now has broader opportunities to push forward its own systems after the ban on Windows 8 put by the government. The industry needs to further develop and needs more investment for doing so.
“Creating an environment that allows us to contend with Google, Apple and Microsoft – that is the key to success,” he added.