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Google is blocking apps from uncertified Android devices

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

One of the best things about Android is that it's an open source project, so developers are free to edit it to create their own custom ROMs. Unfortunately that has led to the illegal distribution of Google's own apps, so the company has begun blocking uncertified devices from running them. Google makes money by licensing its apps (including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play Music and the Google Play Store) to manufacturers, letting them pre-install them on devices on the condition that they meet a set of stringent compatibility requirements. However, the apps are often distributed illegally...
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Google's Uncertified Device Ban Is a Hit on Amazon - No More Android Apps on Fire OS

Google's Uncertified Device Ban Is a Hit on Amazon - No More Android Apps on Fire OS

4 monthes ago   |   By Wonder How To

It looks like Google's feud with Amazon won't end anytime soon. A war has been brewing ever since Amazon pulled Chromecast, Apple TV, and other competing devices from their store in 2015, but the latest exchange is a huge blow to people using Amazon Fire tablets and streaming TV sticks.
The XDA Portal team reported that Google is now blocking the installation of Gapps on uncertified devices. Android devices that have passed Google's compatibility and certification tests will see no change, but other devices that run unofficial forked versions of Android... more
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