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Google's Android Strategy Failing in China

A nice article via Tech.Pinions:

Chinese device vendors are using Android for their own purposes, and are increasingly at odds with Google’s preferred vision of Android’s developmental direction. As a result, Android is fragmenting beyond Google’s control, and Google’s Android strategy is rapidly coming undone in China with no immediate prospects for correction.

Android’s fragmentation is getting worse with China developing own forks of Android without the authority of Google. The most popular phones are based on Android 2.2 and 2.3. The only chance Google has is to keep those on the chinese market. It is interesting to see where this goes.