Under an alleged new agreement between India and Google, the search giant needs to provide phone manufacturers with an option to use a version of Android where Google apps are not pre-installed.
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A "compliance warning" string found in a teardown of the Messages app suggests that the app might stop supporting devices that are not certified to run Google Mobile Services on March 31.
Since spinning off from Huawei, Honor is now able to implement Google Mobile Services on its phones, and it could be happening very soon with the launch of the Honor V40 later this week.
With Honor now no longer a part of Huawei, the company is reportedly working on a new lineup of devices that support Google Mobile Services for launch in Russia later in the spring.
Amazon's Fire Phone, which it released in 2014, was a sales disaster - but it seems it's not ready to give up on the smartphone market. The company is said to be working on multiple new 'Ice' phones.
If a latest rumor is to believed, Google could be planning to force Android OEMs to certify devices with the latest versions of the OS in order to get access to Google Play and other services.