In its guidelines, Google has formulated new rules for Android devices, with Google-certified Android: in the Future, the devices will not only need to support Digital Wellbeing-functions, but also unified quick Download.
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Google wants to make in the future that appears, Android Smartphones, Charging via USB-C connector Power Delivery, as well as measures to restrict Smartphone use is mandatory. According to a technical document, among other things, XDA Developers, and The Verge.
The fulfilment of the measures should be a prerequisite for the Smartphone or Tablet from Google is allowed to use certified Android in Version 10. Already devices, the after the 3 delivered. September 2019 and will receive an Upgrade to Android 10, must meet the requirements. The Google certification is a prerequisite for the use of Play services, and Google Apps.
Digital Wellbeing is now mandatory
Google offers its own Pixel-Smartphones, in the meantime, the function of Digital Wellbeing, helping users to control the usage time of the smartphone is better and also can restrict. The manufacturer will have to use either Google’s Digital Wellbeing-App or your own equivalent function.
For most Smartphones, you can check under “Digital Wellbeing” of your own users ‘ behaviour. On this Smartphone the most is the Facebook used App.
This needs to display the total time of the activated screen as well as the number of Unlocks per day. In addition, it must display how many notifications the user receives. The data must be displayed for each App individually as well as a week long will be saved.
Quick charging with Power Delivery
The second requirement for Google-certified Android is likely to be for a lot of users interesting in the Future to Android devices via a USB-C port via the Power Delivery fast download. Whether this excludes proprietary charging standards, not mentioned in the document apparently. A lot of manufacturer support, so far only own fast-charging solutions, although Google has already been called some years ago to unify charging standards. This one wants to force the new default now apparently.