Certified Android devices:
Safe and secure

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Manufacturers across the globe can choose to pre-install Google’s most popular apps on Android devices. The Android team at Google certifies these devices to ensure that they are secure and ready to run apps from Google and the Play Store.

Safety tested

We provide hundreds of tests to ensure certified devices adhere to the Android security and permissions model and have software builds with recent security updates. Certified devices are also required to dispatch without pre-installed malware and include Google Play Protect, a suite of security features such as automatic virus scanning and Find My Device. This provides baseline protection against malware, privacy hacks and more.

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Comes with Google apps

We verify that the Google apps pre-installed on your device are authentic and can work as intended. This includes your favourite Google apps such as YouTube, Maps, Gmail, Chrome and Google Search.

Choose from millions of apps on the Play Store

Our 100,000+ compatibility tests ensure that apps on the Play Store can work as intended. These tests check for basic features that apps need, from backup and restore to purchased video playback.

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Look for the Play Protect logo

When shopping for a new device, look for the Google Play Protect logo to help make sure that the device comes with the security benefits of certification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which manufacturers dispatch certified devices?

See our top partners licensed to dispatch certified devices.

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What do I do if my device is not certified?

If your device is not certified, we have not ensured basic security features or apps from Google and the Play Store can work as intended. Please keep in mind that your device may not be secure and may not function properly.

We recommend that you contact your device manufacturer or retailer to ask for a fully tested, certified device.

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