Google’s new Policy threatens Nexus and Pixel Devices
Not what many wanted...
Google has come up with a new policy that could affect some of the devices we use such as the Nexus and Pixel devices. The move is made in a bid to ensure all data is safe and secure, thus a lot of devices such as phones, tablets will be treated like a single unit.
The new policy has Nexus and Pixel devices needing to be registered with Google which means before users can use their phones, they will need to provide model number, build number and a bunch of other information.
Users who do not have these information stand a risk of not being able to use their phones.
For the Nexus and Pixel devices, they are designed for Google’s own services like the Search engines, the Gmail, YouTube and Maps. In essence, these devices aren’t meant to be used on other applications which mean if the devices do not meet the new policy, its users may not be able to use it.
To register in response to this new device policy, users would need to provide their model number, build number and some other information as stated earlier which could be found on the Google website.
The provided consequences of not carrying out this registration will see users not being able to use their phones either to make phone calls or send messages. This policy according to what we understand may even prevent smartphone users from being able to get new phones for a while.
Users who cannot register to Google could be faced with the hard choice of having to go back to their old phones or wait to a point Google registers the device for them.
This new policy thus asks the Nexus and Pixel device users to be on the edge and to have their devices registered before they can they use their phones. There is also a point that users need to check out the requirements for registration before going through any purchase.