Acer Postpones Launch of Alibaba-Powered Phone

Taiwanese PC maker Acer Inc. postponed the launch of its first smartphone using a mobile operating system developed by a Chinese company after its current software partner Google Inc. expressed concerns about the new device.

The delay of the release comes as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which developed the Aliyun mobile operating system that powers the new Acer smartphone, is looking to expand in China by working with more handset makers. It highlights the difficulties companies like Alibaba face when they try to take on Google’s Android operating system.

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