This post was contributed by Josh Fenn.

The first smartphone to run the Baidu Yi operating system, Dell’s Streak Pro D43, just received the hands-on treatment courtesy of Engadget Chinese.

Baidu Yi is built on Google’s popular Android platform, but with several key software tweaks. Predictably, Google Search, Maps, and Music have been replaced by Baidu’s respective services. Baidu Search and Maps seem to provide a similar experience to that of Google’s offerings; however, it’s worth noting that Baidu Ting – a cloud music service with a social networking aspect – promises on-the-go access to a library of over 500,000 high quality songs.

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