Say hello to your new Android phone, China (Google not included)

The Chinese Google, Baidu, launched a new smartphone today, which will sell for around $150. The phone is based on Android, but you won’t find much Google on the device at all. Via Baidu Beat:

Chief among the Cloud-based services that Baidu Cloud offers, Baidu will provide every purchaser of the handset with 100 gigs of free personal storage through Baidu Netdrive.  This will allow users to capture multimedia content and upload it instantly to the Cloud. In addition, the handset will include Baidu Music, Baidu Map, Baidu Mobile IME (input method editor) and other mainstream applications. It will also include the Baidu Cloud Store, with access to a huge range of applications. Additionally, the Baidu Cloud Smart Terminal platform provides mobile data monitoring, pre-pay credit recharge, and many other convenient services.

I wonder if Google will count this towards Android activations?


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