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[10]: Interesting
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Interesting"
jared_wilkes
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Also, the requirements you list are for releasing Android. I have not seen clear proof that OHA membership prevents members from using the OSS components of the AOSP as parts of competing products while also supporting Android. In fact, fandroids have been telling me for 5 years this was possible and Lenovo has been doing it for the last 3 years.

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