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China Unicom Wants Android

9:25 AM -- China Unicom Ltd. (NYSE: CHU) is keener than ever on having smartphones that run on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s Android operating system, according to this Reuters report.

In January, Google delayed the launch of two Android-powered handsets from Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Samsung Corp. that were meant for China Unicom's network after a high-profile spat the search giant had with China over a hacking incident. (See Google's China Beef Spreads to Android .)

But Unicom's chairman Chang Xiaobing told Reuters at a conference in Beijing on Wednesday that the company "will definitely use Google's Android in our mobile handsets." He also said that Unicom recognized Android as a "mainstream system."

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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