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Google Play is an American digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download apps for Android devices.
Avast found out more than 200 fraudulent fleeceware apps with hidden subscriptions on the App Store and Google Play. SensorTower estimated that such apps had been downloaded more than 1 billion times and generated over $400 million in revenue.
Google plans to reduce the Google Play service fee for all app developers from 30% to 15% starting July 2021. However, as noted, the reduced rate will apply only to the first $1 million in revenue per year.
By filing a new antitrust complaint with the European Union, Epic Games expanded the territory of its ongoing fight with Apple. The new complaint follows similar legal action in the UK, US, and Australia.
Epic Games and Apple are still butting heads, and Epic decided to shift its focus to the UK market, filing lawsuits against Apple and Google to the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
The conflict between Apple and Epic Games continues. Now, the district court denied Epic Games' motion to temporarily restore Fortnite on the iOS App Store but also ordered Apple not to block Unreal Engine.
Epic Games has long complained about high fees on payments and in-app purchases on the Apple App Store and Google Play. That's why Epic Games unveiled its own payment system into Fortnite. After that, Apple and Google kicked off Fortnite from its stores.
"Android Police" Journalists Have Shown How the Preferences of Play Store Users Have Changed in the Past Three Months
For the second month in a row, the ratings of applications providing online shopping and delivery services, news, video streaming and virtual communication services have been growing.