Tencent wants a piece of the cake, launches its own OS for smartphones and other smart devices


Tencent, perhaps best known to the world outside of China for being the makers of WeChat, today announced the launch of their own OS, TOS+.

TOS+ will make its way to various smartphones and other smart devices such as TV boxes, smart TVs, gaming consoles, wearable hardware and more. As Tech in Asia notes, the TOS+ operating system is designed to give Tencent a chance to compete with the likes of Xiaomi and Alibaba, both of which have a conspicuous presence in the OS sphere.

“What Tencent will be in the future is a connector,” said Mark Ren, COO, Tencent Holdings Ltd. “We want to make an open platform to connect all people, devices and services.”

While Xiaomi’s MIUI runs on an innumerable number of smartphones, a lot of Chinese phones ship with Alibaba’s YunOS. To be heard, Tencent will probably be using many of its chat apps including QQ and WeChat.

Not a lot about the TOS+ operating system is known at the moment, stay tuned for updates!

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8 Comments

  1. jimberkas
    April 28, 2015

    do we really need another OS??

  2. wackenroader
    April 29, 2015

    The LewaOS is not of Tencent ?

  3. April 29, 2015

    It’s an unfortunate choice of name, in the uk tos is another way of saying wank 🙁 as in that os is a pile of toss

  4. Suskind
    April 29, 2015

    Tencent ?

  5. dismaster
    April 29, 2015

    i guess all customers wanna more choices

  6. zhongtiao1
    April 29, 2015

    Not the prettiest, but still better than touchwiz

  7. iANDROID8.1
    April 30, 2015

    Not really an OS imho it’s just a skin on top of Android

  8. Mesterio
    May 3, 2015

    My Tencent on this is.. Who is Tencent ??