Pictures show mystery Android tablet in North Korea; Google takes note
posted by Alan F. / Sep 29, 2012, 1:21 PM
Amazon Kindle Fire, you probably can't purchase content. Speaking of Google, it seems that Google's Seoul office has taken a keen interest in the picture. Not that Google could do much about this because after all, Android is an open source OS. There would be a violation only if the tablet runs proprietary applications like Google Play or Gmail.
Another picture from the event shows U.S. dollars changing hands in the purchase of the tablet. So let's see if we get this straight. In North Korea, capitalism is taboo but they accept the fruits of it (U.S. currency) for a product with its technological roots in the states (Android). It's a crazy, crazy world we live in.
source: WSJ AndroidCentral
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Google in North Korea Zoinks!!!
posted on Sep 29, 2012, 1:24 PM 6
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What's more interesting than this arctlce is the "superdollar" North Korea is the worlds biggest counterfeiter of the US dollar. They actually have the same kind of printing press and use the same ink as the federal reserve. So they are buying these fake android tablets with a fake US dollar =D http://business.time.com/2012/
posted on Sep 29, 2012, 2:29 PM 1
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Nothing can stop Android x)
posted on Sep 29, 2012, 2:46 PM 7
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No internet access in North Korea?! I would shoot myself
posted on Sep 29, 2012, 3:24 PM 9
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is what i read right or that the north korean's are not allowed to access to internet ??? so this means none of the people there have internet or use internet???
posted on Sep 29, 2012, 11:48 PM 0
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They are not allowed to use the internet as the rest of us know it. They do have a special disconnected version of "the internet" in which the North Korean government controls all of the content, they do not see the rest of the world as it is, only as they want it portrayed...
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 10:34 PM 0
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what the heck will people on n korea do with a tablet or any other electronic gadget like cell phones? they cant even eat properly!!! i really wish the new leadership of n korea will change! and be like s korea! lets pray for that country!
posted on Sep 30, 2012, 6:50 PM 1
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