google_play_storeAt one point in time, Google Play was available in China but was later pulled. Since then, other Chinese companies such as Baidu have filled that void. However according to rumors from last year, it was suggested that Google could be thinking of returning the Play Store to China, albeit in a more censored state.

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Now according to a report from Tech Sina (via 9to5Google), it seems that Lenovo’s chief Chen Xudong has also confirmed that Google will be making a return. We should point out that to date, Google has yet to confirm or deny their plans, so with Lenovo’s chief statement, it’s starting to sound very likely.

However what was not mentioned was when it will be coming a comeback. Last we heard, it was suggested that a launch in February was a possibility, meaning that we could be hearing the official news next month, but until Google actually says something, we’d suggest you not get your hopes up for now.

For the most part, Google Play will function like the version found around the world. However earlier reports have indicated that it will be a censored version, and that it may very well run separate of the rest of Google Play. This means that it will only be Google Play in name, and that apps on it might not necessarily be the same as the version found in other markets.

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