15
May
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Meizu, the Chinese electronics manufacturer best known for making a splash this year by announcing its own quad-core device built in-house, took down its site for unknown reasons earlier today. We reached out to the company to find out what's going on with its site. The company responded to let us know that the site will be back soon, once it's been cleaned up to "comply with local regulations."

We are currently cleaning up our forums and wish to stress that all our other business areas are fully functional. We are working to bring our websites back online as fast as we can, but do not know exactly when we will succeed in doing so.

Upon a second request for further clarification, the company offered the following elaboration:

We are cleaning up our forums to comply with local regulations. The message was written by MEIZU.

We're not sure what local regulations the site needs to comply with, but hopefully the site will be back soon. As the company says, all of Meizu's other businesses are still operating, so the downtime shouldn't have a huge effect on the company's well-being.

Thanks, Lee

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I wonder who the message was written by.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      As the 2nd quote in the post implies, it was written by Meizu. Not sure if you're after a specific person or?

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        No, just enjoying the mild use of Engrish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.michell1 Jonathan Michell

    as Meizu is in China, I guarantee you i know what happened (lived and worked in China for years and saw it happen a lot.)

    someone or some group posted something on their forums that got flagged by the authorities.

    somebody said something that the government deemed anti-China anti-Party, whatever .. use your imagination.

    They would've gotten a strongly worded letter from the police or even their host telling them to remove the offending material or be permanently taken offline.

    Now they're white washed the boards to comply.

    Dissidents.. ruin it for everyone!

  • ewlung

    Apple ... nuff said. 

  • someone

    The Chinese version of the announcement said that:
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    The website is temporarily down according to relevant government department's requirement, due to the harmful effect on the society caused by multiple instances of harmul information ported to our interactive forum by unidentified users. We will positively clean up the forum and enhance management to avoid similar problems. The site is estimated to come back in a month. We are deeply sorry for your inconvenience.
    ===============
    I'm 99% sure that the "harmful information" refers to some real or made-up negative news about the government.

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