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]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 14:43 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

No, you are incorrect, oPhone most assuredly contains Android code.

LePhone is a different initiative than oPhone (oPhone has largely failed over the last 3 years) is 100% most-assuredly an Android fork that is not fully compatible.

No one but Google has to explain their inconsistency with respect to Haier. It seems perfectly reasonable that OHA members felt perfectly free to release Aliyun phones as Google/OHA had already permitted it.

I'm sure they will try to restrict other OHA members in the future -- it doesn't change that they've been inconsistent and that they do not have clear rules or enforcement of them.

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