Did Google threaten Acer to revoke its Android license if it launches its Aliyun OS-based smartphone?
Acer had scheduled to host a news conference today for the unveiling of its Acer A800 smartphone aimed for China. The company however suddenly called off the event with the marketing chief refusing to comment why.
Acer marketing chief Muriel Kuan said the event was cancelled for a “special reson,” but didn't give any more details.
The launch of the Acer A800 would have given Alibaba support from a big phone maker. Currently, the Aliyun OS ships only on phones sold by little known Chinese companies like Tianyu.
source: Alibaba via Computer World