Alibaba’s New Goal: Taking On Android

While the technology industry is closely watching Apple Inc.’s patent war against rivals using Google Inc.’s Android mobile operating system, China already has homegrown software that is trying to take on Android in the country’s fast-growing smartphone market.

Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce company by transactions, is seeing stronger demand from handset makers for its Aliyun mobile operating software it launched last year, Chief Strategy Officer Zeng Ming said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

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