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Google rumored to be forcing OEMs to use recent versions of Android

OEMs are being forced by Google to use newer versions of Android on devices (NASDAQ:GOOG)

| Operating Systems News | Posted: Feb 12, 2014 10:24 am

Google has pushed out a new policy that will see OEMs using newer versions of Android, if they want to quality for Google Mobile Services (GMS) - otherwise known as Google Apps, reports Android Police.

 

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If the rumors are true, it would see the Mountain View-based giant no longer authorizing devices running versions older than Android 4.2. The report also states that OEMs will no longer be allowed to release devices running versions of Android older than Android 4.2 after April of this year, with the same rules applying to Android 4.3 after July 2014.

 

OEMs won't be happy with this news, but consumers will benefit greatly from having the latest versions of Android on new devices.

NEWS SOURCES:Techspot.com

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