After withdrawing a few years back, Google is apparently preparing for a comeback to China through its Play service, according to the president of Lenovo Mobile.
Ready to take advantage of the world’s largest smartphone market, Google Play is following through with its vague promises to launch in the mainland possibly some time this year. The news was confirmed by Chen Xudong, head of Lenovo Mobile, which already works with Google on Android services globally.
No particular details were disclosed by Chen, so a precise date and specifics about services are uncertain. He did, however, promise more use of fingerprint scanners, which is nice.
Chinese tech company Huawei is rumoured to be the moderator for talks between Google and China. Huawei recently enjoyed a partnership with the American tech giant for the Nexus 6P, probably paving the way for a heartwarming reunion.
Google first got into spats with the mainland in 2010 thanks to increased government censorship; in 2014, China officially banned everything to do with its existence. Yet it appears Google is following in the footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg and getting ready to woo — for the sake of business.
By Pinky Latt