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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Interesting
by Windows Sucks on Sun 16th Sep 2012 18:00 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

Google sounds like Oracle and Microsoft now! Lol. Funny how when someone copies what you claim is yours threats etc start to fly! And everyone is mad at Apple?

http://allthingsd.com/20120916/google-and-alibaba-continue-warring-...

Makes me giggle.

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RE: Interesting
by drcouzelis on Sun 16th Sep 2012 18:26 in reply to "Interesting"
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2010-01-11

In what way does Google sound like Oracle and Microsoft? Why does it make you giggle?

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RE[2]: Interesting
by Windows Sucks on Sun 16th Sep 2012 21:44 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2005-11-10

In what way does Google sound like Oracle and Microsoft? Why does it make you giggle?


1. Oracle sued saying Google forked Java and making an incompatible version. Now Google is saying the same about this Chineese company.

2. Microsoft used to do the same to their OEM's if they tried to sell any other OS.

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RE: Interesting
by robojerk on Sun 16th Sep 2012 18:35 in reply to "Interesting"
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2006-01-10

allthingsd is definitely biased for Apple, and against Google..

Acer is part of the OHA so they either need to follow the rules or leave. If Alibaba didn't host pirated apps I might have agreed that this resembles like Google being mean to other OS's, but since this seems like an OS trying to be compatible with Android, with pirated apps I loose sympathy quick.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by Elv13 on Sun 16th Sep 2012 19:39 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2006-06-12

It is like Microsoft asking Dell not to sell Linux PCs because Wine is available in the repository and allow installing pirated apps.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by Windows Sucks on Sun 16th Sep 2012 21:40 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2005-11-10

? But pirated Apps are not the reason Google is using. Google is saying that you can't use a non compatible Android fork. The Chineese company is saying its not a fork. It's Linux with an Android compatible runtime.

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