“Ask many China experts about the government and you’ll hear a couple of consistent trends: The State doesn’t forget; and the State can be very vindictive, which is why Google’s nascent China Doctrine or a threatened pull-out because of cyber attacks and censorship, might end up being very good for Apple Inc.,” Jim Goldman writes for CNBC.
Goldman writes, “Google’s new Nexus One isn’t in China just yet, but Motorola has already announced plans for Android phones on both China Mobile and China Unicom coming in a few months; Samsung also has Android phones launching in China. It stands to reason that if Google angers the Chinese political machine enough, that machine might sanction anything with Google’s fingerprints on it. Is it realistic to think that China could issue some kinds of access restrictions on phones running software from Google? Absolutely, say the experts I’m talking to.”
Goldman writes, “Google can afford to turn its back on the Chinese market because it has very little to lose. In doing so, it’s not all bad news. Apple and the iPhone, Research in Motion and its Blackberry, might end up enjoying market share no one anticipated.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Surely, that’s not the way Apple would want to “beat” Google in China. And RIM’s BlackBerry is outmoded tech.