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Google engineer criticizes Samsung’s security in latest Android tensions

There has always been significant tension in the Android community between Google’s own implementation of the smartphone platform, centered around its services such as Search and Maps, and those of some of the biggest handset makers. In the past year, this tension has deepened because Google has stopped allowing Huawei to use its mobile services, since the Chinese firm was placed on the US entity list. This has prompted Huawei to develop its own alternative mobile platform, and to gain support for it from several other large Chinese handset makers, including Xiaomi and Oppo. Then there is a community of smaller device makers which use the open source version of Android – they have not signed up for the Open…

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