China’s Tencent Launches An OS For Smart Devices And Wearables

China’s Tencent has launched has launched its very own operating system for smartwatches, TVs and other Internet-connected devices.
Tencent OS
The company hopes to take on rivals Alibaba and Xiaomi in the smart hardware space with the launch, and like Google’s Android is available for license without cost.
Tencent launched its platform for smartphones earlier, but the new OS focuses on smartwatches and other hardware.
TOS+ allows manufacturers and developers to use the platform freely if they’re willing to share a percentage of revenues.
Moreover, the company is hinging on developers integrating their services with its own social services, to drive additional revenues.
In the Chinese market, Tencent is squarely taking on Alibaba which recently launched its Yun OS which has been adopted by smartphone maker Meizu.
Just launching a new platform doesn’t assure its success, especially when Google’s Android is your prime competitor.
Electronics giant Samsung too has its Tizen OS, but it doesn’t seem to be able to break Google’s stronghold on the market.

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