Google Offers Support to Companies in Android Disputes

Google will continue to offer support to firms using its Android system that are involved in legal disputes, its executive chairman Eric Schmidt said, as the Internet giant looks to cement alliances in the face of toughening competition. Schmidt, wrapping up a three-city Asian tour in Taipei, also threw an olive branch to China, with whom Google fell out over hacking and censorship disputes, saying the company "wanted to serve China's citizens within the limits the government allowed."