"Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself" 

Remember that line from the film The Inside Man? A classic film. It's good to have an inside man. One who is smart and knows the game is played. Wouldn't you agree? 

Speaking of Matt Vegh and the Ortsbo office located in Chengdu, there are rumblings in the East my brothers and sisters. No longer will the tech powerhouses flow from West to East. The tide is starting to turn. Can you feel it? Never forget that while all may look well on the placid shores where you sit under your cabana, there is a great swell taking place in the deepest depths of the ocean. 

Never turn your back on the sea. Ever. 

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Rumblings below...........

 

China Mobile chief calls for homegrown platforms

The country's companies must develop mobile operating systems rather than relying on Android, says Wang Jainzhou

By CAROLINE GABRIEL

Published: 23 January, 2013

READ MORE: China | China Mobile | OS | Android

 

Google will be facing a host of would-be challengers to Android this year, with devices on the horizon running Firefox OS, Tizen, Baidu OS, Aliyun and others. China is the most fertile ground for such platforms, since Google's services are already sidelined there and local brands like Baidu and Alibaba are powerful. So comments from Wang Jianzhou, chairman of the country's largest cellco, will further depress the search giant, as he calls for more investment in homegrown Chinese mobile platforms.

Wang wrote in an article in China Entrepreneur that Chinese companies should develop or support local mobile OSs to reduce the influence of Android and iOS. While Apple has been losing share in the country, Android currently the dominant player, even though it often runs with de-Googled user interfaces designed by carriers or handset makers. This situation is bad for China, said Wang, who wrote: "We cannot always be the outsider", arguing that Chinese firms need their own mobile platforms to gain a bigger say in the industry.

 

The country needs to transition from "made in China" to "innovation in China", he continued and the mobile OS should be one of the foundations of that. "Many Chinese firms have already built up core mobile software development capabilities. This lays a solid foundation for future R&D work in mobile operating systems," he continued. "I believe an open platform, with support from various companies, will be much better than a closed OS."

Wang is echoing a common theme among Chinese industry leaders over the past two decades, that the country needs technological self-sufficiency and IPR superiority to take its full place in the world and reduce its reliance on western inventions. This has sometimes resulted in the country adopting its own systems and becoming a technology island - as with the TD-SCDMA 3G platform used by China Mobile. But as its vendors become ever more powerful in the networks and devices sectors, and as the balance of innovation and IPR shifts eastwards, China has increasing potential to lead rather than follow in technology.   LINK

Perhaps time to rent The Inside Man this weekend? Trust me you will enjoy :)

El Doctor