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]: Interesting
by Beta on Mon 17th Sep 2012 08:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Interesting"
Beta
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2005-07-06

And Alibaba is saying its not and should not be covered under the OHA


Acer however is covered, and Google have quite the right to point out to their OHA‚Äźpartner Acer, that working with Alibaba on that would be against the purposes of OHA.

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RE[8]: Interesting
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 10:42 in reply to "RE[7]: Interesting"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Except for the fact that Haier, another OHA member, is already producing an Aliyun phone and that Lenovo, another OHA member, had been selling the oPhone, a clear Android fork, in addition to Android phones as long as 3 years ago...

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