What can Beijing actually do about Android? NOTHING YET!
The first hints were released in a government white paper in March that urged local Internet firms like Baidu, Huawei, Alibaba to develop their own operating systems or at least an independent variant of Android. But such offerings are probably years away.In the meantime, NSA submissions to Android are in the public domain, and subject to intense examination by anyone who wants to look. So until Chinaâ€™s mobile OS is ready, perhaps its Ministry of State Security should start making its own Android submissionsâ€”itâ€™s only fair that the Peopleâ€™s Republic contribute to the open source software it is using so heavily.