A web page showing the status of several Google services in China has recently been updated to show that some of the search giant’s mobile services in the country are “Partially Blocked.” For the last week, Google’s mobile services had been fully functional with no issues in China, and it was only yesterday when the partial block came to be.
In response to an inquiry regarding this matter, Google mentioned that the availability of its services fluctuates regularly, so it shouldn’t necessarily be thought that this partial block would last throughout the week or if it’s even related to their current dispute with the Chinese government.
For mobile users in China, there might be difficulty in using Google’s mobile services which include mobile search, maps, and e-mail to name a few. It’s also not clear what Google’s next steps are going to be, and if it includes restoring the full functionality of its mobile services in China any time soon.
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