at the same time the platform itself is open source
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NEW YORK (Reuters) Motorola Inc is letting consumers in China use Baidu Inc or other rivals as Canada Goose Online default Web search services instead of Google Inc, on phones using Google Android operating system. REUTERS/China Newsphoto
The announcement on Thursday canada goose store of a partnership with Google arch rival Baidu, China No. 1 search engine, and Motorola promise of more search deals, follows Google threat to exit China due to a cyber attack and censorship dispute.
Motorola also said it is providing an Android app store in China, that it will offer on canada goose factory sale its own phones and to rival handset makers who can obtain licenses to offer the store.
The moves should alleviate some investor concerns that the Google dispute would hurt the cellphone maker turnaround effort, which is heavily dependent on Android and Canada Goose online selling phones in the fast growing Chinese cellphone market.
takes away the risk that Motorola success in China canada goose uk outlet is 100 percent canada goose uk shop tied to Google, said Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt canada goose coats on sale who estimates that Motorola share of the China mobile phone market has dropped in recent years to about 2 percent from 20 percent.
Christy Wyatt, Motorola vice president for Canada Goose sale software and Canada Goose Coats On Sale services, said that the company wanted to give consumers choices for search and had been working Canada Goose Jackets on providing alternatives for some time.
some cases we have cheap canada goose uk either operator customers or individual Canada Goose Parka consumers who thecanadagooseoutlet are more comfortable with something different. In the case of Baidu its obviously a brand that very well known in China, Wyatt said.
The executive also said Motorola already provides search options other than Google buy canada goose jacket cheap on Android phones. For example it offers Yahoo search for phones at Latin American provider America Movil.
CHINA UNCERTAINTY Wyatt downplayed the risks of the canada goose Google standoff in China, noting that Motorola was protected by the uk canada goose outlet fact that Android is an open source system, which means that distribution and development is not controlled by Google.
the extent that canada goose clearance sale Google is working out their strategy for offering applications and services, we obviously anxious to see the outcome of that, she said. at the same time the platform itself is open source. We have some really great experiences and we still very excited canadian goose jacket about the portfolio.
Wyatt declined comment on Google announcement earlier this week that it postponed two Android phones including a Motorola phone for China Unicom, saying that she could not discuss future products.
However, the canada goose clearance inclusion of a China Unicom comment in the Motorola statement likely means that the delayed phone will now go ahead, Broadpoint AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie said. China Unicom stressed the importance of providing a choice of search sites and other services in the thecanadagooseoutlet statement.
But McKechnie said that even though Android is open source, there will continue to be uncertainty around its future in China until Google position there becomes clearer.
still plenty of questions out there. I don think the smoke cleared yet, he said.
MOTOROLA APP STORE Motorola also announced an application store for Android phone users in China, where Google own app store has not been available, and said it may do this in other countries as well.
an opportunity not just in China, where there is no (Android) market for applications, Wyatt said in an interview.
Motorola supports Google own Android Canada Goose Outlet apps store in countries such as the United States, where apps have helped rivals such as Apple Inc iPhone.
Motorola said its SHOP4APPS store would be available for new smartphones in China in time for the Chinese New Year, which begins February canada goose uk black friday 14.
Wyatt uk canada goose declined to give details about the cheap Canada Goose other new search partners, saying it would announce those later on. Other mobile search providers include Bing from Microsoft Corp.
Motorola shares closed down 1.5 percent at $7.37 on the buy canada goose jacket New York Stock Exchange, on a day of widespread stock losses. On Nasdaq, Google canada goose black friday sale closed up canada goose coats 0.4 percent at $582.98, and Baidu closed a touch higher, up 30 cents at $439.97.