Google has quietly disabled a feature that notified users of its search service in China when a keyword had been censored by the Chinese government’s internet controls, according to censorship monitoring blog GreatFire.org.
Bad news for internet users in China; reports of an outage of Google services in China are beginning to flood in. Gmail, Maps, Play Music, and anything else Google related is being blocked for Chinese users.
I have a RAZR MAXX runing 4.0.4 chinese firmware.
The browser and the search app (the one it appears when you press search button) only have Bing and Baidu search engine.
There is not an option for me to choose Google.
The advanced setting in browser shows as blow.
So if it's possible to add Google as an option and how to do that?
Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People’s Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register for services to use their real names (more information from Xinhua, China’s official news agency, is available here in English).
Claims that the Chinese government blacklisted Apple from its list of approved companies to buy from are false according to the Chinese Procurement Center. If the reports had been accurate, Apple would have joined Microsoft, Symantec and Kaspersky on the government’s list of banned trading companies.
The Chinese government won't block the use of Google's Android operating system on mobile phones in the country as long as the operating system abides by Chinese laws, a key government official said on Wednesday. "As long as it complies with Chinese laws and regulations, and as long as it has good cooperation with operators ...