Google has been accused by Chinese search giant Alibaba of blocking the launch of an Acer CloudMobile A800 smartphone powered by the Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system.
According to Alibaba, Acer’s caling off of the press event for the launch of the device was under direct pressure form Google, which claimed that Aliyun deployed the upgraded Android software making it non-compatible.
Alibaba’s Cloud Computing unit said in a statement: "Our partner received notification from Google that if the new product with Aliyun went ahead, Google would terminate Android product cooperation and related technical authorisation with Acer."
Google’s senior vice president of mobile and digital content Andy Rubin countered as saying: "If you want to benefit from the Android ecosystem, then make the choice to be compatible."
Alibaba’s vice president of international corporate affairs John Spelich said in a counter statement as "Aliyun OS is not part of the Android ecosystem so of course Aliyun OS is not and does not have to be compatible with Android."
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