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Motorola De-Googling Android Phones for China

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Jan 25, 2010, 2:49 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

In apparent reaction to Google's threatened pull-out from China, Motorola has announced plans to replace Google services on its Android phones for China. Search will be provided by Google rival Baidu, and Motorola is developing its own app store for Android applications. Google's threat to pull out from China caused alarm for Motorola investors, since China is a vital market for Motorola handsets, and the company has based its new smartphone lineup on Google's Android software. The move highlights the flexibility and openness of the Android platform.

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Jan 25, 2010, 5:05 PM

The power of open source!

I love Android! Very Happy
If you want to exist in a communist country you follow the rules and all is utopia right? Sad reality of China......

Jan 25, 2010, 5:49 PM

A better idea

Just don't bother complying with the Chinese government and sell your product anyway. When they threaten to do something about it, claim ignorance (as they do) and draw it out for as long as possible with an 'investigation.'

But quite honestly China needs to go. Nuke the crap out of the government and put in something that allows for easier monetization of the Chinese.
The British did that once. Hooked the whole nation on opium. Good luck doing it again.

Jan 25, 2010, 6:12 PM


I didn't know that one could have Android without Google!

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Jan 25, 2010, 5:46 PM


I don't understand why the Chinese ever wanted phones for their De-Googling Androids. They shouldn't be calling other Androids, who knows what they would get up to?
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