Google just announced onstage during its Pixel event that itâ€™s launching a â€œMade for Googleâ€ certification program for third-party accessories. The news, which was reported earlier this week by 9to5Google, means that the company will adopt a similar approach to how Apple handles recommending things you might want to plug into (or slap onto) your phone.
Made for Google will include everything from phone cases, to USB-C earbuds, power adapters, and more, many of which are already available in the Google store alongside the companyâ€™s new hardware. The new program shouldnâ€™t be confused with Made by Google, which is what the company uses when referring to the galaxy of its own hardware products.
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