FT: Baidu plans operating system for mobiles

FT: Baidu plans operating system for mobiles
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“FT: Baidu plans to develop a light operating system for mobile devices, its chief executive has indicated, a strategy in which China’s leading internet search company would once again follow Google.

Over the coming three to five years, the company aimed to create software which offered use of a web search box within a second of starting their smartphone or tablet computer, Robin Li told the Financial Times.

“In order for an operating system to work, it needs to [do a lot of processing], but if we make it just about a search box, then the task will be much simpler.

“Right now when you power on an iPhone, it takes 45 seconds before you can do anything. In the future, one second, you turn on the device, and you can start using the box. That’s our mission for the future of the internet,” he said.”

Full Article on The Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/e23073f6-54b0-11e0-b1ed-00144feab49a.html#axzz1HR31OdyB