"The challenges of Google with China are well documented. Over the past few years Google has continually been closing offices in China and largely abandoning the region. Android has not helped relations or Google’s strategy–or lack of strategy–in that region and it doesn’t appear that it will anytime soon. The vast majority of Android devices sold in China have been stripped of all services tied to Google in any way. Here are some key points.
- Local browsers dominate the web browsing landscape
- Google search engine market share is less than 5%
- 90% of new Android devices sold in China do not have the Google Play store on them.
- Many developers are choosing local in app advertising solutions over Google’s"