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Android is 'ok', says China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2010 2:23 User comments (5)

Android is 'ok', says China China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued a statement today telling citizens that the Android mobile OS is "OK" in China despite Google's recent threat to leave the country unless a compromise is made on search engine censorship.
Official Zhu Hongren says there should "be no limit" to a mobile OS in China as long as it follows the nation's laws.

The statement was mainly to appease the fears of investors and fans of Android but it may have also been a way for China to officially acknowledge the country's dependence on Android, and its variant, Open Mobile System. China Mobile, which is backed by the Chinese government, has released most of its smartphones with OMS.

Motorola and Samsung recently delayed the release of two Android phones in the nation following Google's threat. Lenovo, however, says they are still on track to release their Android phone in China this spring.

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5 user comments

128.1.2010 5:29

"Official Zhu Hongren says there should "be no limit" to a mobile OS in China as long as it follows the nation's laws."

That's just the problem...the laws are designed by fascists that make Nazis seem free and open.

228.1.2010 12:07

the Android mobile OS is "OK" LOL

Well all the lead toys your trying to sell my kid is not ok so get some quality control over there all ready.
And some Form of Birth control over there also.

328.1.2010 22:24

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"Official Zhu Hongren says there should "be no limit" to a mobile OS in China as long as it follows the nation's laws."

That's just the problem...the laws are designed by fascists that make Nazis seem free and open.
It'll be fine because it's open source and they can alter it as needed.

Where as MS mobile wouldn't be allowed as they can't alter it.

428.1.2010 22:34

Quote:
Official Zhu Hongren says there should "be no limit" to a mobile OS in China as long as it follows the nation's laws.
I really do not understand what companies problem with what China is stating here all they are saying is just obey our rules of our country and u can do what u like. Nothing wrong with that what is the difference between that and any western country nothing. Any western country does that as well.

528.1.2010 22:46

Originally posted by borhan9:
Quote:
Official Zhu Hongren says there should "be no limit" to a mobile OS in China as long as it follows the nation's laws.
I really do not understand what companies problem with what China is stating here all they are saying is just obey our rules of our country and u can do what u like. Nothing wrong with that what is the difference between that and any western country nothing. Any western country does that as well.
The problem is that Google is tired of commiting attrocities for China, only to have chinese government hackers attack them trying to steal private communications between human rights activists. Chinese laws effectivly say that the government owns the internet, and can censor or even disconnect it at will. Even the website of the state-sponsored architecht who designed many of the centerpieces of the Bejing Olympics is frequently cut off, as entire regions of the country are routinely shut off from outside communication, even from other parts of China.


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