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 13:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: big mistake"
jared_wilkes
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Additionally, of course I believe that Aliyun hosts pirated apps on its store as it has been independently verified. However, this does not explain why Haier was permitted to release an Aliyun phone nor does it explain why Acer is being prevented from releasing an Aliyun phone and/or being threatened to be kicked out of the OHA when it is far easier to get those apps removed (either legally or just in dealing with business partners) than this whole mess is.

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