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Google Reportedly Increasing Requirements For Android OEMs, Making Its Own Apps More Prominent

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    Google reportedly increasing requirements for Android OEMs, making its own apps/branding more prominent | 9to5Google (click for full article)

    by Jordan Kahn - Sept. 26, 2014

    -- According to a new report from The Information, Google is once again changing the terms of its licensing agreements with Android device manufacturers using Google Mobile Services, the program that allows them to offer Google Play services and Google branded apps like Maps and Gmail. Among the changes, Google is reportedly requiring manufacturers to include more Google apps displayed prominently on the device in addition to making Google Search more visible:

    Confidential documents viewed by The Information show Google has been adding requirements for dozens of manufacturers like Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technologies and HTC that want to build devices powered by Android. Among the new requirements for many partners: increasing the number of Google apps that must be pre-installed on the device to as many as 20, placing more Google apps on the home screen or in a prominent icon folder and making Google Search more prominent.

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