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Google has been out of the Chinese market for quite some time now but there have been rumors recently that the company might be considering heading back to the People’s Republic. It has been reported multiple times that in the coming year the Google Play Store is going to be launched in China, and as per a new report today, the launch may take place as soon as February 2016.

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Google has not offered its services in China for a few years as the company had concerns about internet censorship in the country, if it really has decided to return, for the time being it looks like the company is going to make its app and content streaming service the first step on that ladder.

So far we have only heard that the Play Store will be launched in China, there’s nothing to suggest as yet that other services will go live in the People’s Republic as well, surely Google might see some potential in one of the most densely populated markets on the planet that also happens to have the largest number of internet users.

Reports out of China claim that Google has been developing a China-specific version of the Play Store which will presumably contain content that’s deemed appropriate by internet regulators in the country, it’s also claimed that the app store is going to be launched by February 2016.

Google has not yet confirmed or denied these reports.

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