Google wants everyone to remember that its Android operating system is what fuels the majority of smartphones on the market. The Android phone makers are required to display ‘powered by Android’ logo on their splash screen, as reported by The Geek.
According to Geek.com, the requirement is now part of Google’s Mobile Services Agreement, which manufacturers need to follow to get access to the precious Google Play app store, as well as Google’s own Android apps. Google admits it has changed its Mobile Services agreement for Android phones. It now states that Android logo must show-up during the boot process of all new Android phones. If not, those devices will not be allowed to access the Google Play app store.
Starting with the new HTC One (M8) and Samsung's Galaxy S5, all new phones using the OS will have to prominently proclaim "Powered by Android." The offerings from HTC and Samsung already do so on their start-up screens.