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Orange signs exclusive deal with China’s Baidu for Middle East and Africa

Orange has partnered with Chinese search engine Baidu on a mobile web browser for the MEA region

France-based mobile operator Orange has signed an exclusive partnership with China’s premier search provider Baidu to bring a mobile web browser to customers in the Middle East and Africa.

Baidu launches mobile OS

Chinese search engine Baidu to launch mobile OS

China’s largest search engine provider Baidu has announced that it will launch its own mobile operating system. The platform, which will be called Baidu Yi, is based on Google’s Android OS.

Alibaba to launch own mobile OS?

Alibaba is rumoured to be developing a mobile operating system

Chinese e-Commerce behemoth Alibaba is reported to be building its own mobile operating system for launch in the third quarter of this year. The OS is likely to be cloud-based – the group has had a dedicated “Alibaba Cloud Computing” unit since 2009, which is now reported to be working on the project.

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