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Join Date: Jan 2009
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The policy is as stated.
For clarification, contact Google via the PlayStore.
Anything else that anyone else says or speculates on has no bearing whatsoever.
When you get clarification from them directly, you can be totally certain.
In the 13 hours since the first post, you could as easily have gotten a concrete, iron clad, definitive answer from the only people who matter in this - Google. The rest of us can only guess, conjecture and interpret.
They're the ones with the final word.
Generally speaking, though, installing any custom ROM voids the warranty, whether it's a hardware or software issue. Again, they get the last word - and the only one that matters.