Coming out with a new Android device requires the Android product vendor to consider whether or not they need Google Mobile Services (‘GMS’) certification on their hardware. Devices intended for standard consumer use generally require GMS since so many popular apps fall under the GMS umbrella. This includes all the standard Google apps that […]
This article provides broad and firsthand information about the certification process for FCC, CE, and similar certifications useful to anyone manufacturing Android hardware like tablets and phones. It includes the most relevant details you should know from before, during, and after the certification process. Note that Hatch handles certification for our clients that as […]
The 4 testing procedures your devices must pass to earn the label Last year I brought to you an article that explained 4 of the more important certifications that your electronic device may require. Included in that article was coverage of the FCC certification (Federal Communications Commission) which is needed for electronic products that are manufactured or […]
In this article, I cover many hardware manufacturing issues, questions and concerns that most people have (or will come across) when it comes to making tech hardware. Over the last few years, Hatch’s hardware blog has aimed to provide its readers and subscribers with the most relevant and up to date information with regards to […]
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Part 4/4 of the series of articles on what you should know to obtain the GMS License for your Android Device
Part 2 of the series of articles on what you should know to obtain the GMS License for your Android Tablets and Phones.
GMS License for your Android Tablets and Phones: What you should know to obtain it – Part 1/4
Google Play is the official Google digital application distribution platform for Android and an online electronics and digital media store developed and maintained by Google. Google Play can only be pre-installed on devices with Google certification.
“With Google” devices are a subset of Android-powered devices that are officially recognized by Google to be optimized for a great Google experience out-of-the-box. Look for the “with Google” logo to know that key Google Mobile apps.such as Search. Google Maps and Gmail are pre-loaded and seamlessly sync with Google Accounts.