Jan 06, 2023 07:47 PM

New Device’s OS Shows How China’s Tech Firms Guard Against Foreign Sanctions

Photo: Fydetab Duo
Photo: Fydetab Duo

Chinese startup Fyde Innovations released its first device running an operating system that isn’t built on foreign proprietary technology — meaning the company or its products will not be vulnerable to sanctions by the U.S. and others.

The release of the hybrid tablet/laptop demonstrates how Chinese companies are developing operating systems across multiple open source platforms, a move that hardens them against foreign tech restrictions like those that hobbled Huawei’s smartphone business. It’s an endeavor that has helped turn domestic OS development into a more than 2 billion yuan ($290.6 million) business last year.

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