Last week in Asia: Alibaba's Android drama, Facebook overtakes Mixi, JP Morgan makes Lazada investment

Last week in Asia: Alibaba's Android drama, Facebook overtakes Mixi, JP Morgan makes Lazada investment

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New Welcome to the latest instalment of Last Week in Asia, our roundup of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Google forced Android partner Acer to cancel joint smartphone launch, Alibaba claims It was never likely to be a globally impacting phone, but the...
Last week in Asia: Alibaba's Android drama, Facebook overtakes Mixi, JP Morgan makes Lazada investment
                                       

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allthingsd.com
Google and Alibaba are none too happy with each other this weekend after last week’s launch event in Shanghai for a new smartphone with Acer hardware and Alibaba software was postponed. Google says that Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system is built on top of Android but is not compatible with Android,...
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Google confirms, explains pressuring Acer to drop Aliyun

www.electronista.com
Representatives from Google have now confirmed that the company did indeed pressure Taiwanese manufacturer Acer to drop plans to release a smartphone running Chinese e-retailer Alibaba's cloud-based Aliyun operating system. A series of statements from the search giant yesterday, including a Google+ post from Andy Rubin, explained Google's action as...
Google confirms, explains pressuring Acer to drop Aliyun

Acer, Skyhook And Google's Android Self-Interest

marketingland.com
Danny has written two articles about Android, openness and the degree of Google’s control over the ecosystem. These were sparked by the recent controversy surrounding computer-maker Acer’s attempt to use a non-authorized version of Android (the Alibaba-made Aliyun OS) on mobile... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Acer, Skyhook And Google's Android Self-Interest

Android this week: Google kills Android rival; Jelly Bean for Intel; 500M Androids globally

gigaom.com
Apple’s iPhone 5 launch grabbed most people’s attention this week, and perhaps that’s a good thing: Fewer people might notice that Google is playing hardball with Acer and Alibaba, a huge Chinese e-commerce company. Acer was set to hold a joint press event with Alibaba to debut a new smartphone...
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www.engadget.com
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Google wants 'better compatibility' for Android, Alibaba says 'Aliyun is separate,' Acer takes the brunt of it

Alibaba VP In Response To Google Smackdown: 'Will Someone Please Ask Google To Define Android?'

techcrunch.com
While Marissa Mayer is busy trying to figure out what to do with Yahoo’s new $4.5 billion in cash — recently gained from selling 20 percent of its holdings in Alibaba back to, well, Alibaba — the Chinese web and eCommerce giant has recently been in a heated exchange with...
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Google: Alibaba's OS is an incompatible version of Android

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As a member of the Open Handset Alliance, Acer isn't allowed to use Alibaba's forked version of Android, Google says. [Read more]...
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Google blocked Acer's rival phone to prevent Android "fragmentation"

arstechnica.com
Reports surfaced yesterday that Google prevented Acer from launching a phone using a rival operating system, by threatening to terminate its Android-related partnership with the hardware company. We've been wondering why ever since, and now Google has provided the answer. In a statement sent to Ars tonight, Google said that...
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