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News: Is Android's Google Play store at risk? (Huawei)
05-20-2019, 05:27 PM (This post was last modified: 05-20-2019 05:27 PM by cdmackay.)
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RE: News: Is Android's Google Play store at risk? (Huawei)
(05-20-2019 11:45 AM)EugeneNine Wrote:  You can run Android just fine without google. Use services such as f-droid for apps, other sync tools such as foldersync and/or owncloud/nextcloud.

I don't really use any Google services myself.

Note that many third-party apps use google services in the background to provide functionality, e.g push notifications, wakeups.

That's a good example, since of course push notify can be done in lots of ways, without any reliance on Google. But for them to work efficiently, e.g. in conjunction with sleep modes, etc, they need to use google services, and so many apps will choose do it that way.

Those apps won't work properly (e.g. no push notify, or worse), in that case.

There seems to be confusion over what it will mean for existing phones; I've seen comments saying "no change".

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