Google could ban the sale of all Android devices in Russia: what we know

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Google recently stopped licensing Android to Russian smartphone manufacturers and is now rumored to be gearing up to impose a sales ban on all brands of Android smartphones in Russia. Also read – Google wants you to use your smartphone to detect heart and eye diseases

According to a report by Eldar Murtazin on March 23, Google labs began refusing Russian companies for all certification projects. The company did so saying, “U.S. Export Law prohibits the provision of services to Russia and the export, re-export or transfer of software and technology of American origin to Russia.” Also Read – Google Requests FDA Approval to Bring Passive Heart Rate Tracking to Fitbit Trackers

Smartphone manufacturers around the world are required to undergo a mandatory license in Google Labs in order to use Android on their smartphones. Without the license, the sale of Android smartphones may be discontinued. Also Read – Google Search now shows doctors availability to help users book appointments

At the moment, Google is blocking Russian smartphone manufacturers, but their share is negligible and the devices they produce are not in great demand. But devices from global manufacturers that are banned will make a big dent.

All this at some point, Android is an open-source platform, which means that access to Android cannot be designed, but Google can deprive manufacturers of its set of Google services, which has already been done with China’s Huawei.

We will get clarity on the subject tomorrow as the US Department of Commerce plans to announce restrictions on the Russian market and provide clarification on smartphones for all companies. If implemented, the ban will force all companies to stop selling their devices in the country.

Murtazin has said that if the ban is implemented, we will see massive gray market growth and device activation outside of Russia. The new rules could affect the sale of phones under the brands BQ, DEXP, AYYA and more.

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