Androis Splash should be auto-hiding

The following code in config.xml

 <preference name="SplashScreen" value="screen" />
 <preference name="AutoHideSplashScreen" value="false" />

manages to keep my splashscreen up in my iOS app, untill I decide to hide it via the js

However, in Android, the splash screen automatically dissapears after a few seconds.

Would anyone know why?

This is a limitation of the splash screen android implementation .