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 535421
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: Wait a minute
by swift11 on Mon 17th Sep 2012 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wait a minute"
swift11
Member since:
2012-08-23

Quite frankly, personal views of Google, Oracle nor the rest of IT aside, it's bloody refreshing to see these conflicts resolved out of court and in a mature way.

This is a public humiliation of Acer, the worst offence in Chinese culture. Acer could have cancelled this phone a few weeks later without anyone noticing it. Google are shooting themselves in the foot. Google is a Big Brother, but China is a Giant Brother.

Edited 2012-09-17 10:33 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 0