(BBC) - Alibaba has blamed Google for blocking the launch of a smartphone powered by the Chinese firm's operating system.
Journalists had been invited to an event to see a new handset from Taiwan's Acer running on Alibaba's Aliyun software.
Alibaba later issued a statement accusing Google - which makes the rival Android system - of threatening Acer it would cancel its own links to the firm.
"Our partner received notification from Google that if the new product with Aliyun went ahead, Google would terminate Android product cooperation and related technical authorisation with Acer," Alibaba's Cloud Computing unit said in a statement.
A spokeswoman from Acer was unable to verify the cause for the cancellation but provided a statement.
"Regarding the abrupt cancellation of yesterday's press conference with Alibaba in China, Acer expresses deep regret and sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused to our media friends," it said... Source/Origin >> Read More