Reply to post: Re: Or the fourth option...

Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

Remy Redert

Re: Or the fourth option...

You mean the Google apps, which is what they license. Android itself is a combination of a patched Linux kernel and a bunch of stuff attached to that. Google does not own the license for most of that and playing games by restricting those licenses by location might result in things like contributors pulling their code on short notice and leaving core Android dead in the water.

So regardless of what Googles decides, Android phones wouldn't be going away, they'd just stop being Googly all of a sudden.

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