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See your device certification status

To make sure that Android devices with Google apps work correctly, Google only certifies devices that:

  • Include proprietary apps under license from Google
  • Pass Android compatibility testing

Only certified devices are eligible to include Google apps, like the Google Play Store app.

Check your device certification status

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Under “Device certification status” you’ll see if your device is certified. 

What uncertified status means

If your device is uncertified, Google doesn’t have a record of the Android compatibility test results.

Please keep in mind that:

  • Uncertified devices may not be secure.
  • Uncertified devices may not get Android system updates, or app updates.
  • Google apps on uncertified devices aren't licensed and may not be real Google apps.
  • Apps and features on uncertified devices may not work correctly.
  • Data on uncertified devices may not back up securely.

What to do if your device isn’t certified

If your device is uncertified, we recommend contacting your device manufacturer. Ask for a fully tested, Google certified device.

See a list of Google-certified manufacturers.

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