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[7]: Wait a minute
by cdude on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Wait a minute"
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It wasn't google who made that story public.

What you have to understand about chinese culture of losing face in a global company is that its always 100% business related. Here Acer could only lose, either OHA or Aliyun. But that the story became public is even a more worse lose for Acer. Its a disaster to handle that situation from a chinese business perspective by bringing it into the public. Its like giving up, not having the stand and control to handle such a situation in the best interest of the company. That shows Acer is driven by less chinese business culture. Just a very poor western babarian business style to drag your weakness, your loses into the public.

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