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posted 2018-10-18 13:46:37 +0200

Well, i believe there will be no too obvious benefit for Jolla and Sailfish. But it may lead to more non Google-Android forks installed by manufacturers. (thinking of amazon fire devices e.g.).
Apps are increasingly using play service apis instead of aosp apis what makes the play service (google, closed source) neccessary for running those apps. Thats one reason, why some (even many) android apps do not work (properly) on Jolla Sailfish.
Having more non Google-Andriod devices out there, developers might change their behaviour and move to using aosp apis again what would be of great benefit for Jolla Sailfish as even more apps would work with Sailfish OS.

To be honest i doubt Google to demand significant fees. They need to do _something_ but they surely will not want to loosen their grip on the handset os market. ;)

Well, i believe there will be no too obvious benefit for Jolla and Sailfish. But it may lead to more non Google-Android forks installed by manufacturers. (thinking of amazon fire devices e.g.).
Apps are increasingly using play service apis instead of aosp apis what makes the play service (google, closed source) neccessary for running those apps. Thats one reason, why some (even many) android apps do not work (properly) on Jolla Sailfish.
Having more non Google-Andriod devices out there, developers might change their behaviour and move to using aosp apis again what would be of great benefit for Jolla Sailfish as even more apps would work with Sailfish OS.

To be honest i doubt Google to will demand significant fees. They need to do _something_ but they surely will not want to loosen their grip on the handset os market. ;)