Google Frees Up Android Device Makers to Comply with EU Rulings

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

It said the new licensing arrangements would come into effect on 29 October and apply to devices shipped to the European Economic Area (EEA) - which includes Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein in addition to the EU. What we think of as a commercial "Android" device comes in two parts.

This includes Google Play Store as well which is essentially the backbone of Android.

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This means phone vendors will have to pay Google a fee for installing Chrome, Search, Gmail, Drive, Maps, Translate, YouTube, and above all, its Play Store app.

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 European Union antitrust order. If an OEM chose to do this, Google will charge an additional fee per device because bundling Chrome and Search is a core part of Android's revenue model. The biggie here is the Google Play Store, something we expect many device makers will want to keep on their devices. Outside of including a browser, everything else can just be downloaded from Google by the user after they purchase their device. This made a smooth transition out of the Google ecosystem impossible-it was more like jumping off a cliff, and you had to hope you landed safely at the bottom.

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Spain were eliminated in the round of 16 after coach Julen Lopetegui left for Real Madrid on the eve of the tournament. The signs are good. "We are on the right track but there is a very long way to go".

Google refused to specify the amount of the license fee or whether manufacturers would pass it along to customers.

Third, we will offer separate licenses to the Google Search app and to Chrome.

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But he and Xi Jinping will have a chance to work things out when they meet likely next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Overall export growth accelerated to 14.5% on the year from less than 10% in August, with even export growth to the US picking.

Google, an Alphabet subsidiary, announced the changes on Tuesday, three months after the European Commission handed it a landmark 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine for using its popular Android mobile operating system to hinder rivals. It appears the main Google app bundle is still sticking around, but now OEMs will have the option to skip Chrome and Search, or license Chrome and Search separately. But now Google has told developers about the change, explaining: "Once installed, they're launched from the Start menu, and run like all other installed apps, without an address bar or tabs". Breaking up Google's licensing agreement is going to have a financial impact on OEMs. Lockheimer did not say how much the new licences will cost, but noted the funds would contribute to the continued development and free distribution of its Android operating system.

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