Motorola replaces Google with Bing search engine in China

Motorola Inc, handset maker that’s rebuilding its mobile-phone business around Google’s Android software, has dropped the US Internet company’s search engine from one of its Android phones in China. Motorola no longer includes Google’s search engine in its Zhishang device shipped to China Telecom Corp, David Wolf said in an e-mail. Motorola is adding Baidu […]

Motorola Inc, handset maker that’s rebuilding its mobile-phone business around Google’s Android software, has dropped the US Internet company’s search engine from one of its Android phones in China. Motorola no longer includes Google’s search engine in its Zhishang device shipped to China Telecom Corp, David Wolf said in an e-mail. Motorola is adding Baidu as an option on Android phones sold in the country, and this month said Microsoft’s Bing search and maps service will be preloaded onto its China phones. “If you were partnering with Google in China, your business plans have just fallen apart,” said Bertram Lai of CIMB-GK Securities in Hong Kong. “You need to scramble and find new partners.” China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd yesterday said it doesn’t use Google search on its phones, after billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Tom Online Inc said it stopped using the US firm’s link on its portal.