Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Basically, Google built important Android OS APIs into proprietary libraries that check that the API-implementing library is signed by Google. This is done for DRM purposes to prevent users from using alternate services and to give Google leverage over manufacturers that use the "open" Android OS. It does not benefit users or provide them any extra security.



Applications are open for YC Winter 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: