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Google leaving China; Impact on Android?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ABH, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. ABH

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    Well it looks like Google may leave China, and at the very least this will create a chilly climate for Google to do business there. But what will this mean for Android?

    I know very little about the mobile phone market in China, but I was certainly hoping for a lot of extra coders/moders to take up Android in the most populous country in the world.
     

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    It shoud not affect Android too much. HTC who make some of the devices are in Tiawan - an independant republic that is friendly to the west. China insists it belongs to them but it does not.
     
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    I was actually more curious about whether or not this would keep Android out of the hands of consumers in China. I hadn't thought of the manufacturing angle, but this might foul up some builders too. Anyone know if any of the current Android handsets are built on mainland China?
     
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    It will make it tougher to get an Android device with lead coating.
     

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