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Google promotes its apps on the Amazon page without using the Android name

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Here’s something interesting. Google is promoting a page in the Amazon Store called “Devices with Google.” Now you may be wondering what the difference is between “Devices with Google” and “Made by Google”. Apparently enough. The former promotes various Android handsets from different manufacturers, while the latter sticks to Google’s Android phones.

For example, 9to5Google posted an example showing that the Devices with Google page in the Amazon Store includes phones made by OnePlus, Samsung, Motorola, and Pixel. Instead of calling certain system apps “Android” apps, the Amazon Store page calls these apps by different names, as you can see from this highlight: “Work, play and connect instantly. Get your favorite google apps when you shop your favorite phones.”
A photo at the top of the page shows the Google Duo video chat app optimized for a foldable device, the YouTube app, and the Live View version of Google Maps. Live View uses AI to help you navigate as you walk from point “A” to point “B”. With Live View, the phone on your camera gives you a real view of the world in front of you, while the AI ​​overlays with arrows that tell you which way to go and also gives you information about some of the buildings and landmarks you’ve passed. walk.

Each of the four manufacturers that Google targets has a small note. About OnePlus, for example, Google writes: “OnePlus: The best of Google security meets extra-fast processing power.” For Samsung, the note reads: “Samsung: The best of Google personalization meets eye-catching design.”

So what does Google say about Motorola? Speaking of Motorola’s propensity to deliver near-standard Android, Google states, “Motorola: The best of Google simplicity meets uninterrupted performance.” And for Pixel, Google does a good job of saying, “Pixel: Google’s nifty Pixel phones.” Of course, think about the little things Pixels can do, like Magic Eraser to erase unwanted items in a photo.

Or there’s the At a Glance widget that reminds you to turn off the flashlight, turn off the alarm with a vacation (and the ability to sleep in) the next day, and help Android users get the first crack. get when installing software updates. These are certainly useful features available on Pixel handsets.

Again, the Android name is barely mentioned anywhere on the Amazon page. It appears on some phone descriptions with some of the devices being described as “an Android phone.” Is Google considering a future without Android? Last December, a few insiders said that in a few years, Google is going to replace Android with the Fuchsia OS it has been working on for a long time. Even if it does, it’s way too early for Google to condition the public on this.

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