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China's Alibaba bolsters mobile OS after clash with Google

Michael Kan | April 16, 2013
Google previously threatened to derail Alibaba Group from signing up handset vendors for its mobile OS

But Chinese authorities recently signaled they may be wary of Android's dominance in the nation. Last month, a whitepaper from a Chinese tech regulator alleged that Google had discriminated against local companies over the use of Android, a possible reference to Alibaba's troubles with the U.S. search giant. The whitepaper, while making no recommendations, suggests China wants to support a homegrown mobile operating system, according to experts.



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