*Google Announced ‘Certified Android Devices *
To feature the Play Store ▶ and run Google’s first-party apps 📱, Android manufacturers have always had to meet certain requirements.
Announced 🔊 via its India 🇮🇳 blog (though live internationally), there doesn’t seem to be anything particularly new about Google’s 🌍 certification process for Android devices.
It still meets the same goals of ensuring device performance 👍 security, as well as allowing for the pre-installation of Google apps and the Play Store: Google 🌍 provides certification 👍 for Android devices 📱 to make sure users receive secure 🔐 and stable experiences.
However, Google🌍 is now better advertising this certification to likely distinguish from devices that just fork Android, which is a more common occurrence in developing markets‼
A key part of this new initiative is Google Play Protect, which recently began rolling out and itself just better showcases long-existing security tools on the OS.