Google Delays Android Launches in China
Today Google said that it has postponed the planned Wednesday launch of two Android phones in the Chinese market. The two phones were to be offered by China Unicom, and were manufactured by S. Korea-based Samsung and U.S.-based Motorola. Google believes that the timing is not suitable for a successful launch of these devices, given the recent tensions between Google and the Chinese government over censorship and hacked Gmail issues. There are already two Android phones available in China, the OPhone and Dell Mini 3. Motorola has not commented on the delay of its device.
Gboard for Android Now Supports Chinese and Korean
Google is adding 22 new languages to Gboard for Android, including Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean. Google says these were the top two language requests for Gboard, which now supports more than 300 languages, or 74% of the world's population.
Google Says New Android Oreo Go and Android One Phones On Deck for MWC
Google today highlighted some forthcoming announcements that should have Android fans excited. To start, the company says a number of its handset partners are bringing new Android Oreo Go devices to market, and that the phones will be available for purchase soon.
'Daydream' to Serve as VR Platform for Android
Google today announced Daydream, a brand new platform for expanding virtual reality to more devices. The Daydream spec will be defined so hardware makers can make sure they create compatible phones.
China Investigating Memory Chipmakers
The Chinese government has launched an investigation into several U.S. and Korean chipmakers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Google and other US-based companies should NOT introduce any new products or services in China until Chinese government stops censorship, violation of human rights, hacking (may or may not be done by government-hired