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AT&T plans to release its own mobile operating system

Cyanogen and ZTE team up with AT&T to create new Android fork
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The carrier works with ZTE and Cyanogen to challenge Google's supremacy in the mobile operating systems market.
Codrut Nistor,

Being a competitor for Google Android is far from easy, and Firefox OS is the non-living proof that having a big name behind means nothing without other ingredients. On the other hand, Cyanogen has been around long enough to have something to say in this field, and now they are teaming up with ZTE to help AT&T make a mobile operating system better than Google Android.

AT&T already tried its luck with the Amazon Fire Phone, but that worked as bad as ZTE's Firefox OS-powered handsets. However, they are now both teaming up and, with Cyanogen's help, will try to change the mobile operating systems landscape. According to 9to5Google, "This is notably the first time that a US carrier has considered selling a phone running the less-Google-controlled version of Android that powers phones like the Yu Yutopia and the WileyFox Swift…"

Cyanogen has already teamed up with Microsoft, bringing Skype, Microsoft Office, and Cortana to CyanogenMod. Now, AT&T will try to push its subscription video service to the upcoming platform that would run on ZTE-made hardware. Unfortunately, these are only rumors for now, but we will get back to it once we hear more, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-31 (Update: 2016-03-31)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.