Google puts Android in China plans on hold

Plans for a launch of Android in China has been put on-hold, possibly over tensions between the company and Beijing

Google's plans for a launch of Android phones in China have been put on hold, including an official kick-off that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

While Google isn't saying as much, the postponed launch stems from the company's threat last week to pull out of China if the company's doesn't ease restrictions on Internet searches, according to an Associated Press report. The official word from the Googleplex is that an event with China Unicom has been postponed, though the company declined to give a reason why or say when it might be rescheduled.

The company's push into mobile has gained momentum with the launch of a couple of high-profile devices, including the Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless and Nexus One for T-Mobile. As Apple's iPhone makes its official push into China, Google was expected to give to also enter the market.

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