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[4]: big mistake
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: big mistake"
jared_wilkes
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No, I don't think it's ridiculous to not believe a company that is now arbitrarily preventing what it has permitted for years. No, I am not basing any knowledge of Aliyun on any post here. I am reserving judgment on Aliyun, and questioning why Rubin had to claim 4 or 5 different reasons, all of which can be shown to be inconsistently enforced. Yes, I actually expect Google to have clarity on this issue, and until they do, I will doubt what they say.

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