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Google Approves All Android Devices Released After January 31, 2020 Will Have to Run Android 10

Android 10 Deadline

Monday, October 7, 2019

/ by John Hopkins

  • Google Approves All Android Devices Released After January 31, 2020 Will Have to Run Android 10
  • Android 10 Deadline



Android 10 has been around for little over a month, and it’ll be some time before most eligible devices get to run it. Today . XDA Developers looked at Google’s documentation and found out that all devices released after January 31st will have to run Android 10 to get Google’s stamp of authority.
Common sense dictates that Google requires newly released devices to run the latest version of Android, but the above measure is essential, as a lot of OEMs (especially one that rhymes with Naomi) often try to get away with shipping older software on their devices.
Google’s document outlines the deadlines in which OEMs/ODMs can submit software builds to Google to get approval for GMS distribution where GMS stands for Google Mobile Services. It is a package of Google apps, services such as the Google Play Store, and Google Play Services that make up the quintessential Android experience we know and enjoy. Is so sad to say that OEMs can no longer ship devices released after January 31st, 2020, with Android Pie.
Credit: XdaDevelopers
Now here's the thing, with reason for Android’s fragmentation problem is due to lazy OEMs who can’t be bothered to update their devices. By forcing OEMs to keep up with the latest version of Android, Google is ensuring that the problem doesn’t get worse. A device without GMS certification won’t do well as it cannot run critical services such as the Google Play Store. We all saw how that turned out for the Huawei Mate 30 and no company would willingly want to take a chance.
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