Google's latest salvo in its dispute with China came Tuesday, with reports that it's holding off unveiling two new Android phones in that country. However, this move may hurt Google more than it does China, which has a plethora of Android phones from different manufacturers.
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 am trying to develop some android apps using google maps android api 2. But it seems that it is using google play service and most chinese android phones (including knock-off one) don't even have google play. Can I use google maps in my app if the app is going to be deployed in china ?
After months of deliberation, Chinese antitrust and competition authorities have finally given the green light on Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The Chinese approval of Google’s latest venture was one of several that were required in order for the deal to go through.
It's no surprise that the last few days has seen a huge amount of information bubble to the surface regarding China's recent cyber attacks on the infrastructure of more than 30 Silicon Valley companies.
Google just announced it is shutting down its Google Shopping China service. The website is still online, but Google confirmed its closure in a post on its China blog (link via Google Translate). It stated:
In order to better optimize resources, we have decided to close our shopping search service in China.
We just heard about China finally approving Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but now we learn that in order to get China’s approval, Google had to promise to keep Android open and free for anyone to use for at least the next five years.