Google Inc (GOOG) Now Has Chinese-language YouTube Channel For Developers

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) wishes to open its Android platform for the mobile developers based in China for which it is making continuous efforts, and the latest move is the announcement of a localized version of the Google Developers YouTube channel for the country.

“Google Developer Platform team is launching a Chinese language and captioned YouTube channel, aiming to make it easier for the developers in China to learn more about Google services and technologies around mobile, web and the cloud,” read an official blog post.

Giving more information, resources to Chinese developers

Allowing the developers in China to make money via Android apps was the first major step taken by the U.S. firm in November last year. However, the latest move will greatly enhance the access to the information and resources. The new channel on YouTube will have content from the main developer channel with Chinese subtitles along with original content in Mandarin.

For the English-language Developer Channel, there are more than 650,000 subscribers, and it serves as a useful resource to the developers. A vast range of topics are covered by it related to Android, Android Wear, web and other apps, general developments and information along with talking points from events like the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) Developer Conference are also available on that channel.

Loss of revenue for Google

Google Play is blocked in China, and this has given an opportunity to several other third-party app stores to rise. Baidu owned 91Wireless is one such example. While Play Store cannot be accessed by the people in China, but it can very well be used by the developers based within the country for selling and distributing app to the hundreds of millions of Android device users across the world.

China is a big market, and therefore, by not having its Play Store in China is definitely a big loss for the company as far its revenue is concerned. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives are reportedly in discussion with the potential partners and the government to soon get permission for launching Google Play services in China, according to a report from The Information.

It will be interesting to be see the impact of the late arrival of Google Play in China on the local players, considering the search engine giant succeeds in making a controversial return to China.