This is a big piece of news. Google has till now never charged from any company for using its apps in their smartphones. We see each and every smartphone coming pre-loaded with Google Maps, Play Store, Google Drive etc and this was all free. Well, it seems like not this is not the case anymore. But there are some reasons for why Google is doing such a thing. Google charge money from chinese companies for using its apps in phones. In this blog we are going to tell you why Google is charging from companies for pre-installing its apps on their smartphones.
Google charge money from chinese companies – First of all let’s know how google earned most of its income. It was from the searches people made on the google app and the Google Chrome browser. In July 2018, the European Commission found Alphabet Inc’s Google guilty of abusing its market dominance with Android because it legally bound mobile manufacturers to pre-install its Google Search and Google Chrome on their smartphones. Google was fined a record $5 billion because of it.
Thus in a recent tweet from the official Android account the company has decided to charge the chinese manufacturer companies in the 3rd quarter of 2019. Google charge money from chinese companies. The companies involved would be Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE.
Google charge money from chinese companies – After European Commission’s fine on Google in 2018, the firm was asked to stop stop illegally tying Chrome and search apps to Android. Thus, Google introduced a new paid licensing agreement for smartphones and tablets shipped into the European Economic Area in which it was said to charge hardware firms up to $40 per device to use its apps. However, it was also reported that the actual charge will vary according to country and handset size, which could be as low as $2.50.
Well, this is a really big thing and also a bad thing for Xiaomi and other Chinese manufacturers. Their products are going to get expensive because of it. Other companies like Samsung would be really pleased by the news as Xiaomi has been the bestseller in India for 2 straight years.
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