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HTML5-Based OS Looking to Supplant Android

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Jul 15, 2015, 8:05 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

H5OS is a new mobile operating system that intends to challenge Google's Android. H5OS was developed by Acadine Technologies, a Hong Kong-based startup founded by former Mozilla President Li Gong. The operating system is based on HTML5, a standardized web programming language that can support light-weight apps. Acadine Technologies was formed in May and has raised $100 million in seed funding from Chinese supporters. Acadine's Gong doesn't expect H5OS to reach the market until 2016, but he believes it can supplant Android in certain device segments. "Our web-based mobile software is lighter and consumes less power and memory compared to Google's Android," said Gong in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "It requires lower hardware specifications to deliver the same user experience so it can bring down the smartphone cost. Another advantage is that H5OS is a truly open mobile ecosystem without default services like Google Maps and Google Search. We can work with any content and service providers, offering more customization options to device makers." Android is the global leader in mobile operating systems and Apple's iOS is a distant second. Windows Phone and BlackBerry hardly register, and other competitors, such as Jolla's Sailfish OS and Canonical's Ubuntu, have struggled to gain any significant traction. Gong believes H5OS can succeed in the ultra-low-cost smartphone and feature phone segments.

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gfondeur

Jul 16, 2015, 9:32 AM

so what happened.....

With Firefox OS?
Not they were bragging about be HTML5, lightweight, open-standard, and all the stuff this people are bragging about?
Jarahawk

Jul 15, 2015, 1:17 PM

So in other words...

...they are not a threat.

"Gong believes H5OS can succeed in the ultra-low-cost smartphone and feature phone segments."

Who is buying a smartphone and bragging about how cheap it was?

Correct. No one.
 
 
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