Google’s Android chief is back with another response to the Android/Alibaba/Acer/Aliyun “situation” with continued focus on the Open Handset Alliance. In his new Google+ post, Rubin both extends an olive branch as well reminds partners that using Android frameworks, and runtime tools makes it a part of the Android ecosystem, intentionally or not. Along with that, Rubin also points out that the Aliyun app store contains Android apps, including those of the pirated variety.
When it’s all said and done, Rubin says there is no question that Aliyun is based on the Android platform and that it “takes advantage of all the hard work that’s gone into the platform by the OHA.”
It’s the conclusion to his brief statement in which Rubin says that if they (Acer and Alibaba) want to benefit from Android, make the choice to be a compatible partner. “It’s easy, free and we’ll even help you out.” Rubin ends by saying that if both companies want help from OHA members, then don’t fragment the system as other partners work to try and make it more cohesive.
Something tells us we’re not done seeing the conclusion to this story.