However, the Chinese human rights community said Google acquiescing to China's censorship would be a "dark day for internet freedom".
Google's Android already has the largest market share of any operating system in China, now accounting for roughly 51 percent of all devices. The Chinese social media website Weibo is one of the most popular online platforms in the country - that platform blocks information topics such as "anti-communism", authoritarian related novels such as George Orwell's 1984, and much more.
The project codenamed Dragonfly is claimed to have been underway since early past year, with acceleration seen during the last couple of months, courtesy high-level meetings between Sundar Pichai and "a top Chinese government official". For example, it insisted previous year that it wasn't blocking VPNs, which are now one of the few options for Chinese citizens who want to bypass the Great Firewall.
Human rights group Amnesty International said it was calling on Google to change course. The app, according to the documents, will "blacklist sensitive queries" and filter websites already blocked by Chinese authorities. It will set a awful precedent for many other companies who are still trying to do business in China while maintaining the principles of not succumbing to China's censorship.
The ongoing trade dispute between President Trump and China's government further complicates the prospect of Google re-entering China's market. Google has demonstrated the app to officials from the Chinese government, according to The Intercept and the Times.
The report said a final version could be introduced within six to nine months, pending approval of Chinese officials.
"We don't comment on speculation about future plans", a Google spokesperson wrote in an email to Search Marketing Daily.
It comes as China steps up scrutiny into business dealings involving United States tech firms including Facebook. A few years later, Google corrected that error and stopped censoring results in China, leading to the site mostly being blocked by China's Great Firewall.
Back in 2010, Google pulled its search service out of China because it didn't want to censor the search results; the move reported Wednesday would mark a departure from that.
The mainland Chinese market, however, has been off-limits to the operations of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which are behind the Great Firewall.
If the rumor turns out to be true, it would add to the list of Google's efforts to increase its presence on the Chinese soil.
Google complying with China's unreasonable demands sets a bad example for other internet companies.
"Google would be setting a chilling precedent and handing the Chinese government a victory", its China researcher, Patrick Poon, said in an e-mailed statement.
Along the way, it has changed how consumers connect with one another and how businesses conduct daily commerce. And with shares priced at just 15.2 times expected earnings, the market has adjusted to the new reality.
Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump for seeking an end to the probe and urged that Congress protect the investigation. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment about Trump's call for Sessions to end the investigation.
We'll be monitoring Apple's stock price closely to see if it's able to really become the first trillion-dollar company. PetroChina , which is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is now worth about $205 billion (₱10.8 trillion).
Many experts say North Korea merely intends to weaken the sanctions and has no intention of fully giving up its nuclear weapons. In return, Trump canceled large USA military exercises with South Korea and promised Kim unspecified security assurances.
The White House press secretary has continuously stood by the president's controversial rhetoric and demeanour toward the media. Sanders reminded Acosta her job is to "speak on behalf of the president", noting that "he's made his comments clear".
According to the National Park Service , bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal . Raw video: Onlookers watch in disbelief as man confronts huge bison that was blocking traffic.
When deadline days comes and goes, we may be looking at Fred , Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant as the only new arrivals of the summer. Jose Mourinho and Mateo Kovacic are two names that always hold a special place in the hearts of Inter fans around the world.
He added: 'It wasn't so much thinking about hanging the rackets up, I've always planned and wanted to come back. The former world number one, now ranked 832, is continuing his protracted recovery from long-term hip trouble.
Acevedo praised the community, which includes a heavy Hispanic population, for coming forward to cooperate with police. A tip on Tuesday led police to suspect Pappas, the chief said, though he didn't elaborate as to the nature of the tip.
The shipments declined by 1.8 percent year-on-year, as 348.2 million units were shipped during the same period last year. Since its debut in May, we have already seen a fivefold increase in sales vs. its predecessor, the Huawei P10 Plus.
Geng said China's door to dialogue on the trade dispute is open, but that it had to be based on mutual respect and equality. The ministry said timing of the implementation of the new tariffs on USA goods would depend on the actions of the US.
Casting for the character has not been announced yet, but the writers plan to introduce the character early in Season 7. Allen continued, "I don't know that it's going to be that, I think he's going to be more of a centrist".
The video, that has now been taken down, teases and also confirms some of the top features of the Galaxy Note 8 successor. It comes with an S-Pen Stylus, USB-C connector and a headphone jack with a 6.38-inch display (bigger than the Note 8 ).
It's unclear at the moment if Shiggy himself will make a cameo in the video or not, but we'll know in a matter of hours if so. Drake teased the video last night by posting a picture of Clair Huxtable on his Instagram story.
The Obama-era standard mandated that automobiles sold by vehicle companies have to reach 50 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025. The states that have adopted California's emission rules together make up about one third of the US auto market.
Once attached, the Z3 will recognize the Mod and allow the user to transmit and receive data on Verizon's 5G mobile network. Moving on to Motorola One Power , the upcoming phone will be smartphone maker's second Android One device after Moto X4.
Maybe it was a bit late to announce that but if you don't want to come, don't come. "I want players who want to come here". This summer, Jorginho was widely expected to join Guardiola's team but completed a switch to Chelsea.
Beijing's Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said the tariffs would range from 5 percent to 25 percent. The US and China implemented tariffs on $46 billion worth of each others' goods in July. 'Will depend on U.S'.
When you think about who's in charge of cutting-edge spaceflight in 2018, SpaceX is probably the first name that comes to mind. Crew members have worked years with companies to get here and they said they can not wait for the flights to begin next year.
College Lake is a manmade lake, built in the early 1930s by the Virginia Department of Highways as part of the development of U.S. Friday and the weather service warned residents in low-lying areas north of the dam to move to higher ground immediately.
Investigators, with the help of Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic experts, were tracking Tibbetts' digital footprint . A person mowing a lawn found the item of clothing near the Lincoln Wildfire Reserve, the reports said earlier Thursday.
Alvaro Morata stepped up to take the penalty, but Cech guessed correctly and produced a comfortable save down to his right. Both sides produced a ideal set of five penalties each to send the shootout to sudden death.