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Google has confirmed it has repositioned its “Google One” platform aimed at taking control of the anarchic first-time-smartphone-buyer market in emerging economies. Volume shipments in markets such as Bangladesh are Android, they’re just not Google’s Android, and feature OEM or rogue app stores. That means a lot of personal …

  1. DougS Silver badge

    Why would companies want to give the data to Google?

    They can't be manufacturing these phones for $30, so they must be getting subsidized by selling personal data, operating that alternate app store, etc. I doubt there is anything Google can do to get them on board.

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