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]: Wait a minute
by Andre on Mon 17th Sep 2012 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wait a minute"
Andre
Member since:
2005-07-06

Doesn't BB10 include an Android compatibility layer? I wonder if Google is going to complain about that as well?

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RE[5]: Wait a minute
by chithanh on Mon 17th Sep 2012 17:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Wait a minute"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

BlackBerry is not member of the Open Handset Alliance, so they are free to do what they want with the Android code.

Also, I expect that their app store contains no pirated apps.

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RE[6]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 17:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

You're missing the point, I'm perfectly aware that BB is not a member of the OHA. The point is: Google claims members of OHA can use rival OSes, just not rival derivatives of Android -- but what if those non-Android rivals start using Android code (which they can do since they aren't members of the OHA), does that mean OHA members can no longer use any competitive OSes?

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