Google aims to reenter China with revamped 'Play Store' by 2016

A censor-friendly Google Play Store will be launched by the end of the year.

China’s strict censoring laws have caused issues for many corporations such YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo in the past. Google has not been a stranger to the conflict either, with some services such as Google Docs and Gmail being blocked as far back as 2011.

Now Google wants to make amends with a revamped Google Play Store that is tailored to the strict requirements of China's local government Reuters reports that they will partner with specific Chinese companies to create and run the store locally, ensuring that it stays within China’s legal parameters. The Californian-based company is also planning to extend Android support for wearable devices in the country as a part of the comeback.

After years of turbulence that started in 2010, , Google hopes to forge a new beginning with China in the near future.

Source: Reuters via The Information

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