Rumors about hardware are flying. What’s for sure is 2013 will turn out to be a year of hardware to China’s tech industry.

Aliyun Set-top Box

It is reported that Aliyun plans to launch a set-top box. Different from what LeTV and PPTV do — partnering with license holders for content, Aliyun set-up box will run an operating system similar to that in Aliyun phones and content on a TV screen can be controlled by an Aliyun phone. Aliyun approached TV set manufacturers with the operating system last year. (via Sina Tech)

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.