AndyPad Android tablet isn't licensed for Android Market, but has it anyway


Let's first get something out of the way: completely contrary to what we thought in late July, the AndyPad is actually not manufactured by AndyPad. The AndyPad is manufactured by Verticool. 

Now that I have a company to blame, I can tell you what's wrong with Verticool. The AndyPad is a cheap Android tablet, like you already knew, but we now know one of the reasons for it being so cheap: it's not licensed to run the Android Market, nor the Google suite of apps (Gmail, YouTube, Maps, etc.) 

That's not to say that it doesn't have access to them; all of those apps are fully functional. The only problem is that Google didn't approve that, so it seems a little suspicious that Verticool would want the AndyPad to be an "illegal" device, of sorts. 

We see plenty of tablets that don't have access to the Market or those apps. But would you rather see something legal but without them, or something illegal but with them?

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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One thought on “AndyPad Android tablet isn't licensed for Android Market, but has it anyway

  • Avatar of johm

    I didn’t realize the market needed to be licensed on devices. Not even sure what licensing does so the question is a bit comfusing given the the OS is suppose to be open source and google services free.


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