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Google Play launches pilot programme for third-party billing option

Meanwhile in India the Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) called Google's 'user choice billing' announcement for 'select' developers a clear admission of guilt

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Shivani Shinde Mumbai
In one of the most significant moves from Google, the company announced the launch of a pilot programme that allows a few developers to offer an additional billing system alongside Google Play’s billing system.

The announcement comes even as Google is facing scrutiny on its app stores payment structure by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Globally too Google and Apple have been facing regulatory heat due to their app store practices.

South Korea last year amended its telecommunications act to prohibit app store operators to use only their proprietary billing systems. While announcing the pilot Google acknowledged these changes.
Topics : Google Apps

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 3:16 PM IST

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