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[6]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

Haier is an OHA member and produces both Aliyun and Android phones. Lenovo is an OHA member and has produced both oPhone and Android phones. And Acer. Satisfied?

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RE[7]: Wait a minute
by gan17 on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:53 in reply to "RE[6]: Wait a minute"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Do the Haier and Lenovo phones include the Official Google Android Market/Play Store?

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RE[8]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:56 in reply to "RE[7]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

The ones which are Android do; those which aren't official Android do not.

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RE[7]: Wait a minute
by cdude on Mon 17th Sep 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Wait a minute"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Just wait what Haier is doing in the future. If they stay in the OHA but stop making new Aliyun devices then you have your answer. Not every company is that stupid (vocal) with there coperate communication like Acer.

oPhone seems to be pre Android 1.0, before the OHA was born, before Android was google. No conflict.

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RE[8]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 12:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Acer didn't complain. They were going ahead with an anouncement that they thought they could make because Haier had already done the same thing. Then Google threatened them, then Alibaba pointed the finger at Google, not Acer. Then Google admitted it before Acer ever blamed Google.

The OHA was started in 2007. The first oPhone came in 2009. Lenovo introduced and continues to produce the LePhone, a similar not-fully compatible but Android-derivative over the last year or two.

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RE[8]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 12:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

If they stay in the OHA but stop making new Aliyun devices then you have your answer.


That's nonsense. I already have my answer. I already have proof that 2 OHA members are doing exactly what Google claims is not permitted. Either Google doesn't care, doesn't know its own rules, doesn't enforce its rules, doesn't have these rules, or are being complete hypocrites, changing the rules when it really matters. Either way, it seems very clear that OHA members may not believe that they are required to only support one true Android.

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