Alibaba Could be Preparing Its Own Smartwatch Based on YunOS
Alibaba is an e-commerce giant in China, that branched out over the past years and created its own mobile OS, dubbed YunOS. Based on Linux, the platform was seen on a few devices and Meizu explored a partnership based on this OS. Now we learn that Alibaba may be back with its very own smartwatch.
A potential render and image of the watch have appeared online and they’re shown above and below respectively. The format is rather typical: a metallic body with a glass screen curved above the metal pieces. YunOS will be powering the device and I’m guessing that a payment system will also be in the mix here, perhaps Alipay that’s mentioned by the source link.
The body seems to be made of stainless steel and it looks quite big and sturdy. There’s no info about the specs, but it’s probably the usually modern combo of 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and a dual core or quad core processor. Last I heard, about 1 million devices with YunOS were sold, so there’s a market for this watch too.