A recent spate of unlicensed apps for the Nexus 7 smartphone has left some Android users in an awkward spot, with the company’s parent company claiming it will not stand for the software’s existence.
But in an effort to ease the pressure, a number of developers have released apps that can be installed on a Google Nexus 7 without a Nexus 8.
And that’s not the only way to install apps on a device that lacks an official Google account.
In addition to unofficial apps, developers have also created apps that work on any Android device, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC 10, the LG G6, the Huawei Mate 10 and the HTC One M9.
Google has issued several takedown notices to such apps, and those apps have been removed from the Play Store.
A number of other developers have taken a different approach.
Instead of removing an app, they’ve uploaded it to the Google Play Store and made it available to all Android users.
They call it the nomadical app, which is essentially a portable version of a native app.
It works by downloading a custom APK file, which then is run by an app on the phone.
But it’s not clear whether the nomadic apps work on other devices, because they all appear to be rooted.
In fact, Google has no way of knowing if they’re rooted apps because it doesn’t have a way to check the apps are rooted on the device itself.
This leaves a large question mark for many users, as many are likely to be unaware of the Android-specific permissions on a smartphone.
A Google spokeswoman confirmed that the company has no control over how apps are installed, but said it takes down apps on Google Play for violations of terms of service.
“The Google Play platform prohibits third party apps from using user-submitted code that bypasses the security protections of Google Play,” a spokeswoman said.
“Google Play also prohibits third-party apps from modifying, modifying, altering, or circumventing the security measures that protect Google Play.”
She said the company will investigate whether any of these apps infringe any copyright or other legal rights.
Google also says it has no direct control over the apps that developers upload to Google Play, but it’s possible that Google might take down some of them in the future.
The Google spokeswoman also said the developer-approved apps have to be in the Google app store, which means they must be available to download on a regular basis, so that users don’t have to wait for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
While the nomads can be downloaded and installed from the Google App Store, some of the apps can be purchased on the Google store for as little as $5.
For more, read our coverage of Google Appstore app store rules.