Building an OS to compete with the likes of iOS and Android is no easy task, but it’s exactly what former Mozilla president Li Gong is hoping to do with his HTML5-based OS, H5OS.

Now CEO of Hong Kong-based Acadine,  Mr. Gong believes the market is ripe for a new entrant, and he plans on striking where he feels the major players have fallen short: the fast-growing internet of things (IoT) market. 

“The logical place to start for us is where they are weak or they are not meeting the customer’s requirements,” Mr. Gong told Technode, referring to the thousands of new IoT innovations cropping up in China. 

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com