One of the big features of some of the Android flavors that Google offers is that the OS can be customized with an overlay that allows carriers to customize the look and feel of Android. Some carriers may lack the in house talent needed to make a custom UI for Android and luckily for them Borqs has landed funding to make UIs for carriers.
The company has closed $17.4 million in series B venture financing with Northwest Venture Partners leading this round of financing. Borqs is a mobile software developer that builds software for operators with client-side software for Android.
Borqs allows carriers to create and develop consistent branded user interfaced that work across different types of smartphones. The company also allows carriers to create branded application storefronts. In other worlds, Borqs makes the UI overlays for Android that should make it easier for carriers to offer Android-powered smartphones, which is a good thing.[via IntoMobile]