• Android 12 will make it easier to install apps from third-party stores

    21 days ago - By Engadget

    When Google releases Android 12 sometime next year, the company says it will make it easier for Android users to install new software through third-party app stores on their devices. Google said it's making the change in response to developer feedbac...
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  • Google will make it easier to install alternative app stores on Android 12

    21 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    We are in a moment where app store lock-in is raising all kinds of questions, and Google for its part would like to get ahead of regulators by addressing developer concerns themselves. In a blog post, the company announced that it will make it easier to install alternative app stores on Android 12. The company...
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  • Google clarifies Play Store payment policy, says Android 12 will ease using third-party app stores

    21 days ago - By Pocketnow

    Google has today made a few changes, mostly linguistic, to its Play Store payments policy that clearly defines how it is implemented. Following the policy update, Google says that any app that currently relies on an alternative billing system will need to remove it before September 30, 2021. All such apps are required to adopt the Google Play In-app Billing system as the method of payment. As for the new apps that are submitted after January 20 next year, they will have to rely on Google Play Store's native billing system for in-app payments. Of course, the policy is there to ensure that...
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  • Apple Vs. Epic Lawsuit Prompts Google To Enforce Universal 30% Cut On Play Store

    21 days ago - By GameSpot

    The blockbuster legal clash between Apple and Fortnite developer Epic Games over App Store pie-slicing continues to wreak havoc on the world of tech, producing all sorts of ripple effects. As predicted by a new report from Bloomberg , Google has announced that it will force apps on its Play Store to use the company's own billing system , which would take an Apple-esque 30% cut on in-app purchases. The Play Store billing system has existed for years, but Google has historically been quite lenient about forcing apps to use it, allowing them to use their own billing services to avoid the...
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  • Google reveals Android 12 app store change and Play payment crackdown

    Google reveals Android 12 app store change and Play payment crackdown

    21 days ago - By SlashGear

    Google will enforce its in-app payments policy, insisting that developers making digital sales in software distributed through the Google Play store use the official billing system, in a crack-down that follows a high-profile lawsuit with Fortnite developer Epic Games. The announcement - word of which was leaked last week - comes alongside new news about third-party download stores that will...
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  • Google Demands Its 30% Cut From App Developers in Play Store

    21 days ago - By NY Times

    Some companies like Netflix and Spotify had avoided making the payment when people paid for something inside their apps.
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  • Google says Android 12 will better support third-party app stores

    Google says Android 12 will better support third-party app stores

    21 days ago - By Liliputing

    One of the differences between Android and iOS is that Google officially lets users install third-party app stores, while Apple does not. Now Google says the next version of Android will “make it even easier for people to use other app stores on their devices.” The announcement is a little light on...
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  • Google to make third-party app store use easier with Android 12

    21 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    But it's also doubling down on its requirements that it get a 30% cut of Play Store sales
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  • Google says it will make Android 12 friendlier to alternative app stores

    Google says it will make Android 12 friendlier to alternative app stores

    21 days ago - By Android Central

    Google is also cracking down on apps not using Google Play Billing starting in September 2021.
    What you need to know
    Google will begin enforcing Google Play Billing on all in-app purchases starting September 2021.
    It will also make Android 12 a bit friendlier to third-party alternative app stores like the Epic Games Store.
    Google points out that it regularly promotes competitors' software and that it supports apps like Xbox Game Pass in contrast to Apple.
    Google has confirmed a story first broke by Bloomberg last week saying that by September 2021, all app developers and publishers selling...
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  • Google gives app makers up to a year to comply with Play Store in-app purchase policy - CNET

    21 days ago - By CNET

    The change comes as Google faces intense scrutiny from app developers.
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  • Google says Android 12 will make using third-party app stores easier

    Google says Android 12 will make using third-party app stores easier

    21 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    Google is outlining new changes to its developer policies and promising to make using third-party app stores easier on Android 12. The announcement addresses recent concerns around Android app development, including a fight over alternate in-app payment systems and difficulties for businesses moving online because of COVID-19.
    Android users can already install apps through third-party stores like Samsung's Galaxy Store. Google says that in response to developer feedback, it's adding features to next year's Android 12 release that will “make it even...
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  • Google Play to better enforce in-app purchase policies, ease use of third-party Android app stores

    21 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Under threat of regulation, Google announced today it's updating its Google Play billing policies to better clarify which types of transactions will be subject to Google's commissions on in-app purchases. While the more detailed language doesn't actually change the earlier policy's intention, it will impact a percentage of developers who don't currently use Google Play's billing system when selling digital goods in their app. In addition, the company announced it will make changes in Android 12 that will make it easier for users to install and use third-party app stores as an alternative...
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