Motorola China

For future reference, this is what at least one Motorola Android phone on sale in China looks like. No Google services at all. Hardly news for anyone paying attention, but I thought it was striking that this phone was on the Motorola stand at MWC in Barcelona this week.

This is, of course, extremely common - the great majority of Android phones sold in China are in this state. No Google services (or buried if they're there at all) and Baidu search instead of Google Search.

Amongst other things, the absence of Google Play means that they generally do not feature in Google's Android activation numbers (which in any case have not been updated since early September 2012).