HTC at work on mobile OS for China only

The HTC One

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Mobile company HTC is working on a mobile operating system that will be available exclusively in China, a new report claims.

The operating system should launch later this year in China and come with integrated applications used often by Chinese Web users, including Twitter-like service Weibo, the Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of HTC’s plans.

There would be a lot riding any HTC mobile operating system. The company has been having trouble attracting consumers in North America and Europe, and its sales have been sluggish over the last couple of years. China, however, is a huge market with nothing but growth potential for any and all device makers. And HTC wants to capitalize.

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