Despite Google’s move to Hong Kong, the new operating system could not escape the mainland China’s filter on sensitive topics and some of its partner starts to leave.
Recently, Lu Yi-min, president of China Unicom (one of the main telecommunications operators in China with China Mobile) said that any new phones equipped with Android, won’t use Google search Engine anymore.
He says: “We will soon take a decision on the choice of the new search engine. We are willing to receive any proposal for cooperation with the requirement that the company complies with Chinese law … but from now on, we no longer have relationship with Google”.
Last January, Google had to delay the introduction of Android in China to protest against Chinese censorship. This move had forced China Unicom to stop pre-orders on the new Android smartphones.
According to Charice Wang analyst at Ovum, she believes that the action of China Unicom will be harmful to the company. She added: “The distribution of the iPhone by China Unicom is not very good, and Android success has become an important element in the corporate strategy”
Another Chinese phone operator China Mobile, which has also integrated Android operating system and the search engine Google on its smartphone, has not yet communicated its intention to remove it. But China Mobil will follow the step of its rival China Unicom in order to not fanning the discontent of the Chinese leaders.
Recherches ayant menés à cet article:
- logo telecommunication chine
- china unicom mainland
- chinese new system telecommunication
- chinese telecommunication logo
- chinese telecommunication operator logo
- Chinese telecommunications logo
- eken logo