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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.

@anthony256
Anthony Garreffa
Published Wed, Feb 12 2014 4:24 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Google rumored to be forcing OEMs to use recent versions of Android | TweakTown.com

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 SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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