Google: Alibaba’s OS is an incompatible version of Android
Google chief Android engineer Andy Rubin answers questions during a press conference at the company’s developer conference.
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Google’s Android chief, Andy Rubin, hit back against claims it muscled Acer out of using a rival operating system.
In a blog post today, Rubin called out Alibaba’s Aliyun platform as a forked version of Android that’s modified to the extent that it’s incompatible with other Android devices. As a member of the Open Handset Alliance, Acer is forbidden from using such an operating system, he said.
“Compatibility is at the heart of the Android…
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