In the ecosystem of devices running Google’s mobile operating system, “Certified Android Device” is the new buzzword introduced by the company.
As an effort to build users’ trust on the manufacturers and their Android devices, the certification assures that the Android devices they’re purchasing are checked for compatibility and doesn’t include anything malicious.
At the center of the certified Android devices program is Play Protect launched earlier this year, which offers automatic app scanning and ‘Find My Device’ features. To spot a certified Android at a retail store, according to a blog post by Google, the certified devices would carry a Play Protect logo on the packaging.
Google says they make sure that Android phones and tablets from their certified device partners stick to Android’s security and permissions models. By running hundreds of tests, the company tries to eliminate the possibility of the devices carrying malware or some adulterated version of pre-installed Google apps.
Currently, there are 100+ partners who are making certified Android devices for their markets. The list includes the likes of Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, HMD, Xiaomi, etc. You can check the complete list here which includes other not-so-common brands.
The company has also setup a new website that flaunts to features of the certified Android devices.
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