Despite an empasse between Google and the Chinese government in regards to the Android Market, China is one of Android’s fastest growing markets. At a panel yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing, some of China’s top Android influencers spoke about the Android explosion in China and how there is no stopping it. In fact David Chao of DCM, went on to say he believes the Android tablet may even become the gaming console of the future for the Chinese.
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Late last week Chinese gaming company The9 announced that they are now offering an alternative Android app distribution channel for developers to get their games onto Chinese Android handsets.
Through a partnership with top Chinese carriers including China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, developers now have a way to access China’s 30 app stores outside of the actual Android Market.
Developers hoping to target China’s 800 million strong mobile gaming market can breathe easier with help from The9. The9’s Game Zone is powered by industry leader Open Feint and provides access to 30 different app stores and also facilitates pre-installs for China’s major carriers.
“Official Android shutdowns are a recurring issue for mobile users and developers,” said Chris Shen, Vice President of The9 Limited and General Manager of the Mobile Business Unit. “However, our partnership with Chinese application distributions reaches over 30 major channels including telecom carriers, mobile device manufacturers and third-party channels. The9 Game Zone lets gamers continue playing even during blackouts—there’s no disruption whatsoever.”
The9 also has a fund called Fund9. This $100 million dollar fund’s sole purpose is to bring American and European games to the lucrative Chinese market.
If you’ve got what it takes an want your app to touch 800 million folks in China than we suggest you follow this link for more information.