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Amazon FireOS bases on Android Open Source Platform (AOSP). As it is published under an open source license everybody can fork it and build an own OS. Note that there is one major difference between AOSP and "Google Android" (which is installed on nearly every Android phone you can buy): All Google services are missing. Starting with Google ...


Android is 'open-source' in that Google releases code at every major version level. So long as whomever is doing the OS forking doesn't change APIs AND developers don't use any Google Mobile Services APIs, third-party apps should be able to run on both.

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