Fake Android Store in China discovered, selling iPhones

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.



11. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

there's no original android store to begin with either

9. Nick_T

Posts: 187; Member since: May 27, 2011

12. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

6. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 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

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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

10. Nick_T

Posts: 187; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks for the heads up!

13. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 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

4. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

8. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

3. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 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 ^^

2. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012


1. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011


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