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.
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RE[8]: Interesting
by Windows Sucks on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:29 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Interesting"
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So then Acer would not be able to then sell any other OS? Like the BB 10 OS which has a Android run time? I am confused here, the point of the OHA is to make sure ANDROID meets a standard. But if the OS is not Android as in this case then the OHA still covers it??

And there are other companies in the OHA who sell Aliyun OS and have not been "threatened" by Google with expulsion. (Haier for example)

Make up your mind Google is it because Acer is a bigger seller of Android?

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