China: Google is reportedly planning to return to the mainland with censored app store

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21 September 2015

Google Will Comply to Get Play Store Into China

Author: Alistair Barr, Wall Street Journal (USA)

“Google Pursuing a Return to China”, 4 Sep 2015

Google Inc. is in talks with Chinese government officials and handset makers about launching a new Android app store there, according to people familiar with matter, a move that would mark the Internet company’s return to the world’s second-largest economy.

For more than a year, Google has been working on a version of its Play app store that includes only apps and services approved by the Chinese government, those people said. This app store would come installed on new smartphones made for the Chinese market that run on Google’s licensed version of Android, the people said…

Getting a version of the Play store on Google-approved Android phones in China would help the company better control the operating system and generate revenue from apps…Long-term, Google hopes to resume services such as search and Gmail for Android devices in China. That is more sensitive because it would likely require storing user data in China and giving the government a way to monitor information. That would represent a major about-face by Google on issues of censorship and data privacy and isn’t part of the current plan, a person familiar with the situation said…

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Author: 列尔, BBC中文网

…谷歌正在和中国当局有关部门以及一些手机制造商商讨合作,希望在2015年内开设“Google Play”,而且谷歌将依据中国法律提供当局认可的安卓应用程序服务…

谷歌公司并没有立即回应BBC中文网用电邮发出的置评请求。这家美国互联网科技公司包括谷歌搜索、Gmail邮件等服务均在中国大陆受到拦截,谷歌在2010年不满中国大陆当局的网络审查,将搜索业务从中国大陆转移到互联网不受拦截的香港特别行政区。此后广告业务成为谷歌中国的主要利润来源之一。

…包括小米在内的一些中国智能手机制造商也在使用各自版本的安卓系统,而百度等互联网公司则在中国大陆运营应用商店,但不与谷歌分享营利。

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Author: 列爾, BBC中文網

…谷歌正在和中國當局有關部門以及一些手機製造商商討合作,希望在2015年內開設“Google Play”,而且谷歌將依據中國法律提供當局認可的安卓應用程序服務…

谷歌公司並沒有立即回應BBC中文網用電郵發出的置評請求。這家美國互聯網科技公司包括谷歌搜索、Gmail郵件等服務均在中國大陸受到攔截,谷歌在2010年不滿中國大陸當局的網絡審查,將搜索業務從中國大陸轉移到互聯網不受攔截的香港特別行政區。此後廣告業務成為谷歌中國的主要利潤來源之一。

…包括小米在內的一些中國智能手機製造商也在使用各自版本的安卓系統,而百度等互聯網公司則在中國大陸運營應用商店,但不與穀歌分享營利。

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