Alibaba steps up battle versus Android with Amos OS

Alibaba – China’s biggest e-commerce company – has ramped up efforts to promote its mobile operating system.

The firm has set up a one billion yuan ($162m; £105m) programme to support app developers and is offering monthly payments to handset makers for every phone using its platform they sell.

A Chinese government report recently warned China had become “too dependent” on Google’s Android operating system.