Google Resolves Developer Dispute Regarding Android App Guidelines

Google Resolves Developer Dispute Regarding Android App Guidelines

Google has announced that a class-action lawsuit over its business practices in the mobile market has been resolved. The majority of Android apps available on the Google Play store must use Google’s own payment system to handle in-app transactions. 

Google formerly charged a 15% fee for payments made through its payment platform. This week, Google reached a settlement with a class-action lawsuit that accused it of charging developers “exorbitant fees in violation of federal antitrust laws”. The search engine giant was accused in the lawsuit of restricting third-party app stores’ ability to compete with its own Google Play marketplace. 

In accordance with the terms of its settlement with the plaintiffs, Google will set up a USD 90 million fund to assist American developers. 

Read More: https://siliconangle.com/2022/07/01/google-settles-developer-lawsuit-android-app-policies/

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