Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018Then go to Google with your perfection of a design and get a job there...or license it to them... moreI am not whining.... frankly. I own an android phone, yes. I prefer it stock rom (as in, as it comes.) and TWEAK that ROM. because it's still certified. this way it's LIKE having a costum rom. WHILE it's actually stock.
Kiyasuriin, 28 Mar 2018Even though I am easily make a perfect costum rom with everything I want AND support for all c... moreWhy do so many people over here repeatedly misspell "Custom" & "Customer"? Is it an accent thing?
This could be bad news for a lot of Chinese phone makers including Meizu and LeEco
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018As usual, people jump to conclusions and complain without actually thinking first.
No, it'... moremany people are just not naive as you are mate.
companies like Google operate for profit (whatever it take) if that means blocking your custom rom in hope that you spend money on "pipe dream out of the box" OS that never delivers, so be it. Mobile phone market (especially hardware) stagnates so the software is the only way that companies can compete. Last thing they want is free custom rom that they can't make any $$$ from!
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018He is walking in the worst direction. He is trying to make Android as crap and useless as IOS.... moreYou have a point. But would it be better to buy a phone and get you money's worth no matter how cheap the phone is?
Long time coming
Finally, no more cheap clones or cheap "brands".
Good move Google, love it.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018It's Google's mistake that they block uncertified Android.As usual, people jump to conclusions and complain without actually thinking first.
No, it's not bad news or a bad practice. It doesn't affect you as a consumer in any way unless you own over 100 uncertified devices (you don't). You get an exempt and keep using whatever device or ROM you like. What it does however is make it harder for shady manufacturers to sell you counterfeit junk.
No company wants their name to be associated with crappy hardware/software that may not even work properly. Whereas some comanies will outright block and ban such practices, Google simply asks for acknowledgement and does not take anything away. You should be grateful, not angry.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018I see it as a bad practice. If i have a custom rom that has everything i want my way and i hav... moreI guess custom rom can be applied on certified Devices, so it won't be a problem.
For example, you have a S8 (certified device), and change to a custom ROM. Should work, right?
It's sheetz like this that will revive phones like Blackberry...says no BB executives ever
I see it as a bad practice. If i have a custom rom that has everything i want my way and i have bought apps from the playstore then i should be able to use every playstore service. But maybe i missunderstood the article and this doesn't affect me, since except for the playstore i don't need google services.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018He’s walking in the right direction to make android better unlike cheap android that run on an... moreHe is walking in the worst direction. He is trying to make Android as crap and useless as IOS. Android should be able to run on any phone. That's one of the advantages of Android.
i had an iphone 5 clone with android using a windows phone metro skin, i had the best of all worlds now my clone is blocked from google apps, what a load of crap
Apple with IOS 11.3 increase the storage from 56GB to 58GB and I,prove the ram management can google do the same with Android OS?!
Ionix, 28 Mar 2018Sundar Pichai needs to admit he's an Apple fanboy. He's making Android so restricted now.
Wha... moreHe’s walking in the right direction to make android better unlike cheap android that run on any phone from unknown junk brand to high end flagship that makes android looks cheap
AnonD-471199, 28 Mar 2018Considering Google doesn't own android as much as maintian an open source operating system, th... moreActually google own Android...
And as it has been said you can activate custom rom by sending your device info to white list server...
Also custom rom makers can certifiate their custom Roms directlu with Google and thus makes it easy to users to use their rom versions! No problem in here!
Problem is makers that do not certify their phones and do not care to allow custom Roms but that is not Googles mistake, but the mistake of the phone maker.
Sundar Pichai needs to admit he's an Apple fanboy. He's making Android so restricted now.
What does Google gain doing this?
Like LG Superfan wrote, how about encouraging unlocked bootloaders, custom roms, LOS support
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018This is somehow directly related to facebooks massive data breachI agree with comment below - seems a war between Google and Amazon.
Kiyasuriin, 28 Mar 2018Even though I am easily make a perfect costum rom with everything I want AND support for all c... moreThen go to Google with your perfection of a design and get a job there...or license it to them and make a fortune...or just get it certified...
Seriously people, stop whining, if you have the brains to develop a custom ROM, or the time to install one on your phone, that one extra step to register it is not going to kill you.