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Many apps out now consider KitKat (Android 4.4) to be the minimum level of Android they support. Unfortunately, your device was never supported beyond JellyBean (4.2.2) from the manufacturer, although 4.2.2 (B905/906/907) which was only available in China where Gapps (Google Apps, such as the Play Store) were not supported or included, and the last global ...


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Depends on what you mean by "stock Android". Android itself is open source (see Wikipedia: Android Open Source Project (AOSP)). But that doesn't include the Google Apps. If they want to ship those, they need to sign the Mobile Application Distribution Agreement (MADA), which comes with a set of rules (which Google apps they must install, which must be placed ...



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