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Leak confirms that new Android devices require a “Powered By Android” bootup logo by default

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There has been a rumor floating around since recently which indicated that new Android devices will require a “Powered By Android” bootup logo by default. This was seen on the recently launched HTC One (M8) as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Android Police has now confirmed that this is a guideline set by Google for all upcoming Android devices. It’s imperative that manufacturers abide by Google’s new policy in order to have access to its services such as the Play Store, so one can say that this is a mandatory feature on every Android device.

We’re guessing existing devices will get this whenever they get an OTA update in the future, so be prepared to see this new bootup logo don your Android smartphones in the coming days. The reasoning behind this is not known yet, but it’s good to know that Google is making it a standard for all Android devices.

What’s your take on this new change by Google, will it matter much?

Via: Android Police