Yep. Another Android-related post.
Devices may only be distributed if all Google Applications […] are pre-installed on the Device.
The parties will create an open environment for the Devices by making all Android Products and Android Application Programming Interfaces available and open on the Devices and will take no action to limit or restrict the Android platform.
Via Ars Technica.
The contradictions within Google’s idea of open are many. Android is as open as Google allows it to be, but that might not necessarily be a bad thing to keep it going in a consistent direction.