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Huawei moves into the cloud

08-04-2011 14:53 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- Huawei Device Co Ltd launched its first mobile phone offering cloud-based services on Wednesday, joining other Chinese companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Baidu Inc in the move to apply cloud computing technology in smartphones.

Soccer celebrities at Huawei Device Co Ltd's cloud phone launch ceremony
on Wednesday in Beijing. The company said that its new "Vision" smartphone
will hit the Chinese market as early as September. (Source: China Daily/Pang Yanzhuo)

Huawei Device, the terminal branch of the world's No 2 telecommunication equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, launched a 3.7-inch touch screen mobile phone called "Vision" in its cloud phone global launch ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday.

The handset runs on the Android 2.3 operating system and is connected to Huawei's cloud platform. The cloud reserves 160 gigabytes (GB) of storage for every Huawei cloud phone user, and it can wirelessly push applications, music, photos and documents to users' devices automatically.

The service is similar to Apple Inc's iCloud for iPhone users which was introduced in June at Apple's annual developer summit. Apple said it plans to launch the service in September.

It appears that some Chinese companies, such as Alibaba and Shenzhen-based Yulong Technologies Co Ltd, which makes Coolpad smartphones, acted ahead of their foreign competitors in producing cloud-based smartphones.

Alibaba launched its first smartphone on July 28, using an internally developed operating system known as Aliyun. The handset provides cloud-based services, with 100 GB storage for each user.

Yulong, which analysts described as a Chinese smartphone maker with an unusually strong research and development ability, was presenting cloud phones as early as the beginning of this year.

China's Internet search engine giant Baidu has also hinted it could be developing a mobile operating system that allows smartphone users to perform a wide range of online activities through its web browser. "All the moves can only bring long-term strategic benefits for those Chinese companies, as the current Chinese telecom network cannot fully support the function of cloud-based mobile phones," Lu Libin, an analyst with Beijing-based research firm Analysys International, said.



Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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