• Google Maps amplifies its app for electric vehicle owners

    28 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Google Maps is beefing up its app to help electric vehicle owners find the most suitable and closest place to charge up.
    Google Maps said Tuesday it's adding an EV charging feature to the app that will give users information about charging stations. Google has featured charging stations for a number of years now. But now, Google Maps is displaying more stations from supported networks and providing information about the stations themselves, including how many charging ports are available and how quickly they'll be able to charge.
    Users can type in keywords like “ev charging” or “EV...
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  • Google will start charging Android manufacturers to use its apps in Europe

    Google will start charging Android manufacturers to use its apps in Europe

    28 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Google announced that it will be charging Android device manufacturers in Europe a licensing fee to use its apps and services. The announcement comes as an effort to comply with new European Commission regulations.
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  • Les constructeurs de smartphones Android devront payer l'installation des applications Google

    Les constructeurs de smartphones Android devront payer l'installation des applications Google

    28 days ago - By Be Geek

    Une nouvelle règle intervenue après une forte sanction infligée par l'UE.
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  • Android phone makers may have to start paying for the Play Store, other Google apps

    Android phone makers may have to start paying for the Play Store, other Google apps

    28 days ago - By Liliputing

    After the European Union slapped Google with a $5 billion fine in an antitrust case this summer, Google appealed the ruling. But while waiting for the outcome of that appeal, Google has come up with a plan B: the company is changing the way it licenses its apps and services for Android phones and tablets...
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  • Pixel 3 XL features Samsung display: iFixit

    Pixel 3 XL features Samsung display: iFixit

    28 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Leading into the announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, one of the great mysteries involving Google's latest pair of Android smartphones was from which supplier the search giant had sourced its OLED panels. Thanks to iFixit, that mystery has been solved. Well, at least partially. According to the company, which recently published its teardown of the Pixel 3 XL, at least one-half of Google's new smartphone lineup features a Samsung AMOLED panel. After taking apart its unit, iFixit discovered tell-tale serial markings that confirmed the origin of their Pixel 3 XL's display panel. The...
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  • Google announces that it will begin charging Android manufacturers for its apps

    Google announces that it will begin charging Android manufacturers for its apps

    28 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
    Back in July, the European Commission ordered Google to stop illegally tying the Play Store, Chrome, and other apps to the Android operating system. In addition, Google was fined a huge $5 billion for antitrust violations. In light of this, the search giant has today announced a series of changes.
    For the first time in its history, Google will no longer force manufacturers to sign agreements related to pre-installing almost all Google apps. However, it will begin charging a license fee to those manufacturers ...
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  • Google to charge phone vendors for its Android apps in Europe

    28 days ago - By ZDnet

    If device makers want to ship Android phones with Google apps -and especially the Play Store app- in Europe, they'll now have to pay a licensing fee.
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  • Google to Charge Phone Makers to Use Google Apps in EU

    28 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Google today said it is appealing the European Commission's recent decision against Android. The EU sees the mobile platform's dominance as anti-competitive and fined Google $5 billion. Google believes Android has spurred competition and created a rich and flourishing ecosystem. However, Google has also developed a plan to comply with the EU's decision. Moving forward, Android device makers that want to install the Google Play Store and Google apps on phones and tablets in the EU will also be able allowed to build non-compatible, or forked, variants. Device makers can license the Google...
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  • Google imposes Android app fees after huge Euro antitrust ruling

    Google imposes Android app fees after huge Euro antitrust ruling

    28 days ago - By SlashGear

    Google will charge Android phone-makers in Europe to include Google Play access, as the search giant adjusts its policies to comply with an EU antitrust ruling. The European Commission slapped Google with a 4.34 billion euro - $5bn - fine three months ago, after complaints that it had stymied the smartphone space by forcing phone-makers to install Chrome and Google...
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  • Google will start charging European Android device makers a fee for its apps

    Google will start charging European Android device makers a fee for its apps

    28 days ago - By The Verge

    Google is changing the way it licenses its suite of Android apps in Europe, leading the company to charge a licensing fee for the Play Store and other Google apps for the first time.
    The changes come in response to a July ruling by the European Commission, which fined the company $5 billion for antitrust violations and ordered it to stop “illegally tying” Chrome and search apps to Android.
    So that's what Google is doing. If phone and tablet manufacturers want, they'll now be able to license the Play Store, Google's mobile apps, and Chrome and search separately, rather than being required...
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  • Google will charge phone makers to use Android apps in Europe - CNET

    28 days ago - By CNET

    In response to a fine from the European Union, the search giant shakes up its business model.
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  • Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines

    28 days ago - By Phys.org

    Google formally offered its solutions to avoid more EU mega-fines Wednesday, after Brussels accused the US tech giant of illegally abusing the dominance of its Android operating system for mobile devices.
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  • Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

    28 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. tech giant Google will charge smartphone makers a licensing fee for using its popular Google Play app store and also allow them to use rival versions of its Android mobile operating system to comply with an EU antitrust order.
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