Google's tight control over Android worries the Chinese Government

Google's tight control over Android worries the Chinese Government
China is one place where Android has grown tremendously popular. Once a nation preferring Symbian, China quickly switched to Android after Nokia announced it is adopting Windows Phone. But now the Chinese Government is concerned the country might have gotten too dependent on Google’s platform.

"Our country's mobile operating system research and development is too dependent on Android," China’s technology ministry said in a white paper. "While the Android system is open source, the core technology and technology roadmap is strictly controlled by Google."

Moreover, the Chinese Government reminded itself of the couple of cases where Google discriminated against some Chinese companies by delivering code later. Also, just last September Google pressured Acer and it had to cancel its joint smartphone initiative with Chinese Alibaba.

Interestingly, estimates show that last year China became the world’s biggest smartphone market surpassing the United States and that difference will only grow this year.

So overall, this could well be a warning that Chinese regulators could step in against Android and give a helping hand to local manufacturers.

source: Business Insider



1. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Android all the way. i have IP5 but compared with android, IOS is nothing.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nothing other than just working and being a very stable OS with lots of support? Yeah, sounds like nothing.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

so u rather have APPLE control ur software?

34. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Interesting that iOS is "stable." I know an OS with a lower force close rate. I guess iBooks is at least stable, and doesn't crash repeatedly on my iPad. /s

20. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

it depends on what you like, why did you but the ip5 if you don't like it.....seriously, its bad to be a fanboy, but its worse to buy what you don't like, that's foolishness.....

29. kboo1995 unregistered

The first comment I read in this blog that have some sense in it Respect

41. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012


36. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

man, IP5 is my first IOS experience and i didn't know anything about it. don't judge soon.

42. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

now buying something without knowing anything about it is also called as foolishness.....maybe you will tell the same thing about the other operating systems as well

49. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

what do you want to prove? that im fool? i'll buy what ever i want. do you know how many phones i have experienced so far? i owned phones with different OS and... in my opinion, IOS is the most boring OS right now.

2. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

China is calling another entity controlling. Mind=blown.

21. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

china wants to have everything of its own, the don't want to leave anything to any company that is not related to china omg.......they are really very hungry to become the next superpower

28. oister85 unregistered

they are super power already

30. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol china is not a super power just because the economy is growing and massive does not make them a super power. they have no world influence nor is there military even in a position to show power.

33. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

America has had the worlds largest and strongest military force for a very long time, even though our economy is trash. We little have $700billion dollars invested into the military with china at 119billion

43. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

china's is the world's largest economy, but its not a superpower as yet. they want to become the best in every way, they don't want to leave anything to usa, they are conscious, they also want to maintain a safe distance from countries like india, that have the capability to become superpowers in near future

45. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Lol i wish China wouldn't surpass usa .. Their language is awful + the majority of the people there are rude Not to mention the Internet censorship

3. Aeires unregistered

Too bad, Google would be crazy to give control of that to the Chinese government, they'd totally strip it and cut off Google in every way possible.

4. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It's there product. They should have some level of control. But if they think Google has tight control....I hate to see what they think of Apple.

46. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010


5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The Chinese government is just pissed because Google stands up to their anti human rights bulls**t. They don't seem to have a problem with Apple hanging out in China, despite Apple having supreme control over iOS.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet Google has been accused of many anticompetitive practices. They aren't pissed by anything.

16. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

PA needs to add an ignore button...

18. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

or... idk, a troll filter which automatically hides fanboys based on your preferences.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That could fall under the pot calling the kettle black.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

PA isn't forcing you to read Sniggly's comment.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hi Mxy. I'm sure that in your own special way, you're convinced you're being clever. Sadly, that isn't the case. Just thought I should let you know. ;)

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I bet you feel so special by telling me that.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You should stop posting, and go away to AppleInsider! And here's a RED from me

35. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

you aren't any better to me... oh the irony :o

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