Web site: www.china-cos.com (not active)
Category: Mobile devices
Desktop environment: GUI
Based on: Linux kernel
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COS (China Operate System) – an operating system jointly designed and developed by the Institute of Software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Liantong Network Communication Technology Co., Ltd.
It was released on January 15, 2014 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. It is claimed that the system already has 100,000 applications. The system uses the Linux kernel, provides user-mode hardware abstraction layer, data layer and media layer, and supports multiple runtime environments. According to reports, the operating system has “China’s completely independent intellectual property rights.”
The Chinese Academy of Sciences move is intended to break the monopoly of the American series of manufacturers. According to the description on the official website, the system claims to be an open source operating system that supports applications based on Java and HTML5.
Tencent News reported that COS has been questioned by many, believing that it is not China’s completely independent intellectual property rights, but a plagiarism based on Android modifications. COS is a Unix-like operating system. If it uses the Linux core or Android application layer and then sells it for a fee, it may be suspected of infringement.