Huawei is no longer allowed to use the licensed version of Android on new devices following an order issues by the United States government, so the company now has to look into alternatives to continue its growth without Google’s mobile OS.
On the other hand, the rest of the industry clearly wants to avoid the nightmare that Huawei has to deal with these days, so Samsung, as the world’s number one phone manufacturer, recently renewed its Android license deal.
The extension took place in February, according to Korean media The Bell, and it allows Samsung to continue using Android on its new devices.
The Mobile Application Distribution Agreements, or MADA, are required for device manufacturers to install the licensed version of Android on their smartphones and tablets and come with a series of guidelines that Google is forcing on each company.
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