Is Google playing the role of a big bully? That’s what Chinese internet company Alibaba is claiming. As the Chinese alternative to Google grows and exerts influence on the mobile world (well, in China at least), Alibaba is not being shy about providing a better mobile user experience than Android does. Well, its confidence and bold goals is already affecting the creation and production of the smartphones in a big way. Alibaba alleges that Acer recently cancelled the CloudMobile A800 smartphone due to Google threats of revoking Acer’s Android license for its products. The key feature of the CloudMobile A800 is it operates on Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system— which happens to be a direct competitor of the Android OS. Here’s Alibaba releasing a blunt statement regarding its touted Aliyun OS, compared to Android:
“We believe that by introducing the Aliyun OS we are giving consumers and hardware makers more options which is the foundation of a healthy and strong market. We think that it should be left to the market to decide”.
Google presumably has the top market share in the Chinese market, but it certainly is troubling to hear allegations from competing brands claiming Google is trying to more or less have a monopoly. After all, there are other brands vying for world takeover and all, so if this is true— Google must tread careful water on future Android partners deciding to create for other mobile operating systems. Let’s see if Google and/or Acer has a response for the claims made by Alibaba.
source: The Next Web