Google can reportedly revoke Android licenses if TV makers also partner with Amazon

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Google can apparently revoke the software licenses from Android TV makers if they also make devices running certain forked versions of its operating system, including Amazon Fire TV, according to a new report from Protocol. If they do, Google’s licensing terms for Android reportedly dictate that those TV makers would no longer be able to run the Play Store and Google apps on any devices they make, including phones and tablets.

The policies, which fall under the Android Compatibility Commitment, appear to spell out that devices that want access to the Play Store must run a version of Android that’s compatible with the Google-approved version of Android. That means if TV makers want to have the Play Store on their TVs, they can’t make TVs…

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