Although in the Chinese mobile app developer report we quoted two days ago, it reads, instead of talking to network operators, Chinese developers are more willing to use the third-party App Stores as the first choice of their applications distribution channels. It sounds reasonable as there are a few third-parties app stores in local Android market which supposedly should give the developers more channels to make money.

But unfortunately, I have heard more and more negative comments on local Android app stores recently. The rumor is that some of them are running out of money. So how come?

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.