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

Powered By Android

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 

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  1. Really? They can’t take those are Android smartphones? That’s sad. But then again, I don’t think they are people with interest in technology. They are the kind of people who would tell you Samsung software is much better than the stock Android ones.

  2. No there are actually people who don’t realize that Samsung smartphones are powered by Android and so are HTC, Sony and other lots. Plus the UI is always so different in each of them, it can confuse them if you say both Samsung and HTC use Android.

  3. I don’t understand the confusion either. Then again we now live in a world that requires fast food joints to actually label “hot coffee” so that could be part of the problem, people are oblivious to common things.

  4. That is because many people don’t recognize Android devices and Android at all. They are being so much modified by OEMs, people think that these devices are in fact being powered by some other OS.

  5. Well when the device is indeed using Android, no harm in mentioning that it is in fact being powered by Android.

  6. I don’t think this is an issue. But why is Google forcing this on manufacturers when the Android market share is already over 80% world wide? Anyway, I’m not complaining.

  7. I think this is good. Every other company sticks its logo wherever and whenever possible. Compared to that, I don’t think having it on your phone while it is booting up is a big issue. After all, those phones are powered by Android.

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