Google Play Store may hit China in early 2016
This is especially big news because Google notably pulled Search from China and has not had a localized version of any Google product in China since 2010. But, according to a new report, Google is planning to launch the Google Play Store in China in 2016 sometime after Chinese New Year in February, but before early summer.
Interestingly, the report claims that Google Play in China would be specifically designed for China and would not be connected to the current international version of Google Play. Allegedly, Google will even comply with Chinese laws regarding filtering (aka censoring) content within the Play Store. It is unclear if Google would bring the full suite of apps and Play services or not.
Google has reportedly wanted to get back into the Chinese market and is planning to slowly bring products back to the region. Apparently, the call of the yuan and over 1.3 billion people is hard to resist.