Outgoing Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt would like to get more of Google “into China,” including by finding a local partner for Google’s Android mobile operating system.
Over time I would hope – especially in my new role with more of an external focus – that I can try to get more of Google, appropriately and within our policies, into China,” the BBC cited Schmidt as saying. It didn’t elaborate on Schmidt’s comment about Android.
Last week, Google said co-founder Larry Page would succeed long time Chief Executive Eric Schmidt. Schmidt will become executive chairman, focusing on deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships.
Schmidt’s remarks contrast with statements from Google a year ago, when it said a dispute with China over censorship and hacking might lead it to close its China offices. The dispute did lead Google to move its mainland China search service to Hong Kong.