• Android device manufacturers could pay Google up to $40 for each phone in EU to license certain apps

    27 days ago - By Phone Arena

    The other day, we told you that Google was going to stop having manufacturers sign agreements requiring them to pre-install certain Google apps on their Android phones, such as Chrome and Google Search, in order to include the Google Play Store with their devices. This was the result of a $5 billion fine that the EU imposed on Google during the summer after it found that the company had violated certain antitrust regulations in the common market.
    Google will now allow manufacturers to use alternative third party apps instead of Chrome and Google Search. But since ...
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  • Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU

    Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU

    27 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Google's Building 44, where Android is developed.
    We're still seeing the fallout from the European Commission's $5 billion antitrust fine against Google. Earlier this week, Google announced it would comply with the ruling by unbundling the Google Android app package, allowing OEMs to skip Chrome and Google Search in favor of alternatives. The catch is that, since ad revenue from these Google services was used to support Android development, Google will start charging OEMs that license Google apps but choose the unbundled route.
    Now, thanks to a report from The Verge , we're getting an...
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  • Google charges as much as $40 per Android phone for its app suite under EU ruling

    Google charges as much as $40 per Android phone for its app suite under EU ruling

    27 days ago - By 9to5Google

    Earlier this week, it was revealed that, thanks to anti-trust fines and a ruling in the European Union , Google would be making some major changes to how Android worked in the EU. Today, some details are being revealed on that, including how much the company will charge for its app suite under the Android EU deal.
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