16 September 2012

Mobile/China news: the largest online retailer in the world, Alibaba, cancelled a mobile phone launch with Acer on Thursday, announcing, "our partner received notification from Google that if the new product launch with Aliyun went ahead, Google would terminate Android product cooperation and related technical authorization with Acer". Aliyun being the name of Alibaba's operating system. Of Google's public responses, Android lead Andy Rubin's post yesterday on Google+ is the most succinct.