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Not sure about restrictions on the use of the name Android, the free portion is named Android Open Source Project (AOSP). What Google restricts is access to Google Mobile Services (GMS), and instead of charging for access go GMS Google imposes specific requirements on the manufacturers. Basically in order to install a single app from GMS a manufacturer must include them all, and follow other requirements as well (like app icon placement on the home screen). Since the play store is part of GMS, non-licensed operating systems based on AOSP must find an alternative app store or build their own.

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