Google plans a Chinese comeback

ChinaSearch engine Google is planning to re-enter the Chinese market after leaving in a huff five years ago over spying.

The company hopes to get Chinese government approval for a China version of its Play store mobile app.  Basically Google wants to make sure that its new version of Android gets some adoption in China where the Google store is not exactly permitted.

The tech giant is also planning to extend support of a version of Android for wearable devices in the country.

Google has assured Chinese authorities that it will follow local laws and block Play store apps that the government deems objectionable.

The Play store app will only work on devices running the recently unveiled “M” version of Android, and only on devices that comply with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology requirements.

Google is also planning to offer new incentives to phone makers to upgrade Android phones to the latest versions of its operating system.