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Fake Android Store in China discovered, selling iPhones

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Fake Android Store in China discovered, selling iPhones
Ahh, China! Land of dragons, emperors, and counterfeit merchandise. What the folks over there have been "inspired by" this time is the Android cute little robot, which has been used to promote a store selling phones, located in the city of Zuhai, Guandong province. And the outlet itself is made to look like what one would call an "Android Store" - with the Android logo all over the place and the whole store beautified by that unmistakable shade of green. 

Of course, this so-called Android store is not affiliated with Google in any way. Otherwise, it wouldn't be selling the iPhone too, right? The text underneath the logo is another clue revealing that this is just your ordinary cell phone store. It literally reads "Celebrities Smartphone Experience Store", or "The Famous Smart Phone Experiencing Store", or something like that, our Chinese is not that good. Either way, this not-so-catchy slogan doesn't sound like something Google would approve of. Smells like a lawsuit coming down the road.


This is what the fake Android store in China looks like
This is what the fake Android store in China looks like

This is what the fake Android store in China looks like


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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 06:35 9

1. tahnik (Posts: 132; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Lol??

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 06:49 7

2. OmarF82 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


LMAO!

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:12 5

3. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


They have every right profiting from those brands... Their lives are taken away in those western factories...

And the chinese do it so cute that google can't possibly get mad at them...
Celebrities Smartphone Experience Store ^^

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:21 13

4. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Lol, apple needs android logo to get people into buying iphone crap.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:15 3

8. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That is one of the stupidest things that i have ever heard. If you had read the article, you would have seen that the store is not affiliated with Apple or Google, or you did read it and you posted that to just hate on Apple for no particular reason at all.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:26 7

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Cool store! I would like to see one in the States.

By the way Phone Arena, the line under the logo actually says:

The Famous Smart Phone Experiencing Store

I am a native Chinese speaker

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:04 1

10. Nick_T (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Thanks for the heads up!

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 07:12

13. indigo87 (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Regardless if you speak chinese or not the article does say "The Famous Smart Phone Experiencing Store" in the article.

You could tell people what it says in pinyin using either simpfy or traditional chinese

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:29 1

6. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


not surprised china as always done cheap knock offs from electronics to clothing just look at ebay.if this happened in any westen country the store would be closed down in no time

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:08 1

7. pongkie (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


there's no original android store to begin with either

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:02 2

9. Nick_T (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Except for this one:http://www.phonearena.com/news/First-Android-store-Androidland-opens-doors-in-Melbourne_id24289

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:36

12. pongkie (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


well its called "androidland" duhhhhhh!! its different from "android"

edit: you know why its not an original they just had the backing of google and other telecom companies and NOT owned by google like apple owns apple stores.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 12:10 4

11. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I like the Android store more than the Apple store.....Long Life to Android

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