How Google controls Android

At the very least, it’s now extremely clear that Google plays a major role in Android device development, to the point where Andy Rubin himself approves and denies requests from OEMs.

There is so much dirt in Nilay Patel’s examination of how Google strongarms smartphone manufacturers into producing the phones they want. It reads like a lawyer’s deconstruction of leaked internal documents. Oh wait, that’s what it is…

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