Google To Launch Its App Store In China

Posted: Nov 20 2014, 5:47am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Google to launch its app store in China
  • Google exited China in 2010
  • Talks with government to launch Google Play
  • Still awaiting permit

The Information news website revealed this news citing several people familiar with the matter.

China seems to be getting on everyone’s list lately; first it was the official Apple store prior to the release of the iPhone 6 and now here comes Google. A repot from The Information has revealed that Google is going to launch a version of its Google Play app store in China and this news has also been backed by many sources who have been familiar with the matter. This launch is not just making the Chinese market stronger technology wise, but it is also going to benefit Google.

With this launch, Google will be able to reach out to about half the users of its Android operating system as highlighted in the report. Google did exist in the region but after repeated hacking attempts, it decided to leave in 2010 after it faced potential loss of intellectual property and persistent censorship. Even till today, many of Google services have remained banned from the country and the report points out that some of these features are not going to be available in the future.

Almost a year back, Google discussed plans to launch the Google Play with the Chinese government and it remains to be seen what the government’s verdict is going to be on this one. We will probably be waiting till the very last minute to see whether the Chinese officials permit the launch or not.

source: ibtimes

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