China Not Happy with Google's Android Dominance
March 5, 2013 10:59 PM
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This could eventually lead to new measures against Google
China believes Google and its Android operating system have too much of a pull in the country's smartphone market, and while it hasn't directly mentioned regulatory actions, things could eventually go in that direction.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology authored a white paper that said Google's Android operating system is taking over China's smartphone industry. It even said that Google has discriminated against Chinese companies in the past.
"Our country's mobile operating system research and development is too dependent on Android," said the white paper.
is open source, the core technology and technology roadmap is strictly controlled by Google."
The White paper described how Google discriminated against certain Chinese firms when they tried to make their own operating systems by putting off the sharing of necessary codes.
The paper didn't mention any regulatory actions or other measures, but did praise Chinese companies like Alibaba Group and Huawei Technologies. This could mean that, at some point, the country could try to take action against Android in order to promote Chinese companies and their technologies.
Google and China
have had an interesting relationship in the past years. In 2010, the two were warring over Chinese hackers accessing Google servers and email accounts. From there, Google threatened to
uncensor its search results -- and China heavily censors the Internet.
Oddly, Google made a
huge effort to expand in China
just one year later.
It added new sales staff to its offices in China and targeted businesses that wanted to advertise on its web pages
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3/6/2013 9:24:35 AM
Selection bias much mate? Look it up if you don't know what it is.
Second, china is neither communist, nor even socialist. There's little to no public anything left in the country; goes for health care, education, social security and so on. It's all been progressively dismantled since the 80s, as market capitalism has taken over. China's a bog standard oppressive dictatorship, and that's it. Open up your eyes and inform yourself for chrissakes.
Oh, and calling Russia socialist, that's a fucking riot. I'd ask if you got any more jokes, but I fear another one like that might actually kill me.
3/6/2013 2:24:17 PM
China hates Google because China isn't the one that controls the Android OS. There is nothing communist, socialist, or even capitalist about it. It's all about power and control here.
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