China, Phones

Chinese Motorola Android users can search on Baidu instead of Google

Motorola is letting consumers in China use Baidu Inc or other rivals as default Web search services instead of Google on phones using Android.

The announcement on Thursday of a partnership with Google’s arch-rival Baidu, China’s No. 1 search engine, and Motorola’s promise of more search deals, follows Google’s 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 its own phones and to rival handset makers who can obtain licenses to offer the store.

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