Google can’t have it both ways, and the more it tries, the worse things look. Google should embrace Android as its own, controlled operating system and rebrand AOSP “fake” Android as Androidium or some other name, the open project that it really isn’t trying to run.
What Is The One True Android & How “Open” Is It? It’s well past time for “Android” to mean the mobile operating system that Google largely controls while some other name is found for the entirely separate open source mobile OS project that Google supports. Danny Sullivan breaks it down for us here.