China Blocking Android Market, Gmail and Google Talk?

Apparently it looks like some (or all) users in China are facing issues while accessing the Android Market, Gmail and Google Talk on their based devices.

A user on the Android Forums posted a thread today that he was unable to access Market, Gmail and Google Talk from China. According to the user the problems have been happening since 13th June and has been occurring in Mainland China.

Unfortunately, Android Forums itself has gone under so could not check the entire conversation, but here is the page on Google Cache from which the below screenshot has been taken.

China Blocking Android Market, Gmail, Googlt Talk

The actual thread is here just in case you want to check the debate, however it is still down for me. Are you in China and facing the same issues?

Update: From the comments below we were able to confirm that China is indeed blocking the above services.

9 thoughts on “China Blocking Android Market, Gmail and Google Talk?”

  1. Apparently we are going down, OPHONE AND MMARKET, chinese substitutes are now spreading, and without a vpn service, we are DEAD!

  2. Yes, I’ve got the same problem until now. is that some people want us not to use android in China cause xphone 4 is coming?

  3. I am facing the same problem.

    Initially i thought something is wrong in my phone. i did factory restore settings….didnt work .

    Stuck now…as it wont sync my contacts also….

    anyone has any idea when this will be resolved?????

  4. I am in China and have a new HTC Desire. As of today things seems to be working again. The internet has been very sluggish lately in China. It seems they are monitoring it a lot more recently because of the expo.

  5. Hi, I’m still having issues connecting to Android Market. It will partially sync, telling me that i have new updates. But it just says “Download Paused” when i tried to update or download something.

  6. Hello,
    Any Body Please help me, Recently i bought an IPhone manufactured from China Mobile Company for 1000yuans, Its the copy model of apple’s Iphone…Once i take it back to India, Will the phone work with INDIAN OPERATORS, CAN THE FIRMWARE BE CRACKED and IMEI is not going to matter as we can get it done….Please some one suggest me whaT shall i do now at this point of time , So that i can return it , if in case its going to be dead in India,Bangalore….You can reach me at [email protected]

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  8. I bought Samsung Galaxy Tab from China but couldn’t use google product such as android market, gmail, google map, youtube, etc. But the problem is solved when I flash it with european rom.

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