We wrote about Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing service, and we said Aliyun Cloud OS phone is the most aggressive part in Alibaba’s cloud computing strategy. With Aliyun’s first phone (W700 by K-Touch) in hands, we are now able to tell our readers more about Alibaba’s vision on the cloud service.

Android-based or Linux-based Cloud OS

There is still a debate whether Aliyun Cloud OS is Android based or not. I asked the guy who was the lead of the OS team. He confirmed the system’s built on Linux, not on Android. The reason it can run Android applications is that they developed a transcoder so all Android applications are actually got transcoded first before installation in order to run Aliyun Cloud OS.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.