Google doubles number required bundled apps on Android devices’




Google will, according to a new rumor increase the number of apps that manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei and HTC have flour springs with Android devices with Google’s services, from nine to twenty. Moreover, the search giant wants a prominent place on the home screens.

Google Apps on S5 Active It is unknown what apps Google adds compared to the current policy. Currently supply according paysite The Information manufacturers nine apps note that there are more than two times as much. The rules will apply to manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Huawei and presumably all manufacturers participating in the Open Handset Alliance.

Also, for the search giant to manufacturers at a prominent place on the home screen for Google Search and a folder with Google Apps at the same homescreen. That does not seem to deviate from the current situation; the Google search bar and a folder with Google Apps is default on the home screen for many devices, such as Samsung.

Manufacturers are obliged to provide it if they want to convert. Google Play Store on their devices apps That is, in many countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, almost a must: the Play Store contains many apps that people expect to be able to download to their device and there are in the Netherlands and Belgium barely Android devices without Google’s services. Between those Google apps that are required on any device sit now include Chrome, Google Maps, Calendar, and Google Search, Google Now in it. Because many manufacturers also make their own apps are available on many Android smartphones double apps: two agendas for example, and two browsers.

Google’s policy to require manufacturers to a fixed set of apps to bundle lies in Europe under fire. There is a study by the European Commission, since competitors have complained that Google such policy abusing his power. That investigation began this year and could take possibly years


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