Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Sep 2012 16:53 UTC
Google There's a bit of a story going on between Google, Acer, and Alibaba, a Chinese mobile operating system vendor. Acer wanted to ship a device with Alibaba's operating system, but Google asked them not to, and Acer complied. The reason is that Acer is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which prohibits the promotion of non-standard Android implementations - exactly what Alibaba is shipping. On top of that, Alibaba's application store hosts pirated Android applications, including ones from Google.
Permalink for comment 535394
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
big mistake
by swift11 on Mon 17th Sep 2012 05:41 UTC
Member since:

Google made a typical Big Brother mistake:
* Nationalistic tensions are running high in China (island dispute with Japan)
* Acer could use a subsidiary to launch this phone;
* All OEMs will study this case;
* Excellent publicity for the Aliyun OS, which is Linux + HTML5 btw;
* worst-case scenario: Android/Google could even be banned from China.
* the "stop piracy in China" argument is laughable, at best.

Edited 2012-09-17 05:53 UTC

Reply Score: 2