With millions of Android devices on the market it is important to know if yours is certified.
One of the great advantages of Android is that being an open source operating system, many manufacturers can use Google software to implement it on their smartphones, however, for this Google sets a series of rules that each manufacturer must follow in order to obtain a software certification by the company.
It is because of this same advantage that to date there are more than 150 brands and partners that work directly with Google to launch hundreds of products with Android inside, so many other companies can take advantage of this situation to sell equipment with Android that are not precisely certified by the Mountain View company.
Is your Android phone certified by Google?
The certification of Google basically consists of checking that the applications of the ecosystem of the company as well as those of the Play Store run without major problem in each of the smartphones and tablets, so basically the equipment that includes factory: GMail, Play Store, Google Keep, Google Search, etc., are certified.
On the other hand, there are smartphones that are sold in Asia like Xiaomi that do not have the Play Store factory installed, although it is also possible to download it without problem. To avoid this confusion, and to ensure that users are assured that they are buying a computer with certification have 3 options:
1) Look for the Google Play Protect logo in Settings: Google Play Protect was introduced in the past Google IO, and basically it is a security software that is responsible for analyzing the applications you have installed on your phone, in addition that it has also been included in Google Chrome to notify you when a web page is potentially dangerous.
You can go Settings>Google>Security>Google Play Protect to find out android device certification from Google.
2) Check that Google Play Protect is installed on your phone: This software will not only analyze your phone applications, but will check more than 50 million applications in the Play Store every day. To check if you have it installed you can open the Play Store application> press the menu option> and select Play Protect to check the status of your computer.
In Android 8.0 Oreo you can check it in Settings> Security> Play Protect.
3) Check out the official Android Certification website: Google Play Protect is only available for all Android 7.0 and upcoming Nougat smartphones, provided they have version 11 or higher of Google Play Services. If your device does not meet these conditions, you can access the official Android website, which shows all the brands and partners that have been certified by Google, which means that if the brand of your device appears in the list, then you have a Certified equipment.
All the new features will start to arrive from today on a step by step to the devices that are compatible with Google Play Protect, and the Android Certification website is already available and Spanish .