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Google might be the dominant search company in most of the world,but when it comes to search in China, Baidu happens to be King. It seems that Baidu wishes to move beyond search with its new mobile browser. The new browser is called Baidu Explorer and makes a pretty bold claim: it is supposedly 20% faster than any of its competitors when it comes to HTML5 and JavaScript.

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Although some of you might have laughed a few days back when we told you about Baidu’s plans to challenge Google and Apple in the mobile OS market, today we have additional news on the Chinese company’s intentions, and these look even more ambitious. Upon officially introducing the Cloud ROM to the public, Baidu has announced that it is in discussions with 20 handset manufacturers “to seek possibilities for cooperation”. The 20 unnamed companies join a list of Baidu partners already featuring Changhong, the manufacturer behind the making of the first ever Cloud-powered phone, and Dell, a company that probably needs no…