Tencent: is a company founded in 1998 and specialized in both internet/ mobile services and online advertising. It is headquartered in Nanshan, Shenzhen in China. Tencent is very similar to Facebook as its online chat service WeChat, a “super application” launched in 2011, already being utilized by 980 million users and ranked the third after Facebook messenger and WhatsApp (1.3 billion users each).
Tencent launched a two-version OS; TOS and TOS+, the latter being more specifically dedicated to “smart hardware” like smart watches, IoT and smat home accessories. Tencent OS+ will offer innovative functionalities like vocal recognition and mobile payment system.