Tour at the factory in Guangzhou that is now mass manufacturing Allwinner A80T based Teclast P98 Air tablets selling in China.
Daily Archives: September 15, 2014
Its Android One partnerships mean Google no longer has to put its eggs in one basket, and also make sure that local OEMs stick with Android as Google envisages it, not as handset makers and operators would have it. Google seems to have been increasingly trying to reduce others’ influence on the operating system — banning the customisation of Auto, TV, and Wear; wrestling Samsung over its Magazine UI; and gradually withdrawing its support for the AOSP version of Android.
Android One is just the next step in that progression. Google is using the lure of a turnkey mobile platform to get everyone else in the value chain to give up hope of tweaking Android for their own ends. While most handsets in developed markets use the GMS version of Android, which puts Google’s services front and centre, in the developing world AOSP — the original open source Android that can be forked and adapted at will — is far more prevalent. Google has been slowly allowing AOSP to wither and has now stepped in with Android One an alternative — an alternative that puts Android back under its control and its services back in users’ eyelines.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Another Peek At The Pipo P8
Rockchip 3288-Based Pipo P8 Goes On Sale
Pipo Pimps P8 Tablet Again
Pipo P8 Tablet Teased
Pipo P8 Uses Huawei UltraStick
New Video: Pipo P1 & Pipo P8
Retina-Class Pipo P8 Caught On Video
Pipo Changes Design Of Its Retina-Class iPad Mini Clone
Pipo To Do Retina-Class 3288-Based iPad Mini Clone
The restrictions have been very grim and have had a huge impact on the industry.
Basically, the government is killing that industry. SARFT has come up with a “unified platform” that all OTT boxes must use. This basically wipes away all content box makers have offered and replaces it with government-approved content on a software framework the government has mandated. And this even affects games on such boxes.
The final paragraph sums it all up:
Instead, the biggest user may be affected, because for users, the benefits of the original Internet TV will disappear. Introduction of relevant regulatory policy, cottage box might be completely banned, users will only be able to buy the regular channels of Internet TV boxes. Even obtaining a license to continue to sell its products will be limited, and can watch the content will also be subject to strict controls SARFT.
Many Internet TV box players will simply go out of business and users will be subjected to what the government allows them to have.