"Regarding the abrupt cancellation of yesterday's press conference with Alibaba in China, Acer expresses deep regret and sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused to our media friends," Acer said in a statement. "Acer will continue working with its strategic partners in China to create improved product and service offerings, and looks forward to sharing the results of our win-win developments in the near future," the company added.
Although Acer is not among leading vendors of Android smartphones, the company has reportedly received a notification from Google that Google would likely cancel cooperation with Acer on the development of Android smartphones and related licensing.
The CloudMobile A800 is powered by a Qualcomm S4 MSM8260A 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM and a 4.3-inch 1280 by 720-pixel touch screen.
China-based K-Touch and Haier have already released phones based running the Aliyun OS.