China Standard Software Co Ltd and Tianjin Kylin Information Ltd Co will jointly build a domestic operating system, according to China Electronics Corporation.
According to Xinhua news agency, He Wenzhe, a chief financial officer of China National Software and Service Co Ltd., said that China is in an urgent need to develop a domestic independent operating system "with a unified technical system and ecosystem to provide better user experience."
The NeoKylin Linux operating system developed by CS2C and the Kylin server operating system developed by TKC are the main domestic operating systems in the China market.
The NeoKylin Linux operating system fully supports mainstream open hardware platforms, covering both servers and desktops, and it is compatible with more than 4,000 software and hardware products, said Han Naiping, general manager of CS2C.
After more than 10 years of development, the Kylin server operating system has formed three series of operating system products including a server, desktop and embedded products, as well as Kylin Cloud and Big Data.
The system has nearly 100 software copyrights and patents, and has core competitiveness in the fields of independent security products and technologies, said Kong Jinzhu, general manager of TKC.
At present, the two enterprises' products have been used in finance, energy, transportation, health care and other industries in China.
In related news, Huawei Technologies plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system (OS) next year, and will promote them at home and abroad. vBut there are no plans currently to roll out the OS to its phones, tablets and computers, among Huawei’s most popular products.
Huawei unveiled its proprietary OS in August as a possible alternative to Google’s Android, as it copes with trade restrictions by the United States that threatens to cut its access to technology made by U.S. firms.