• Google changes its rules for the Android platform in India

    7 days ago - By The Verge

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    Google will let Android users in India use third-party billing options starting next month as part of its compliance with a ruling from the country's antitrust authority, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. The search giant will also give users the ability to choose their default search engine “via a choice screen” whenever they start setting up a new Android phone or tablet.
    In October of last year, the Competition Commission of India hit Google with a $162 million fine for “abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android Mobile...
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  • Google to ease agreement with phonemakers, allow third-party billing in India in major business revamp

    Google to ease agreement with phonemakers, allow third-party billing in India in major business revamp

    7 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Google is revising its business agreements with phonemakers in India and making a series of other changes in the South Asian market to comply with local antitrust watchdog's directions.
    The company, which was slapped with a $161 million fine by the Competition Commission of India and was ordered to make a series of changes in its business practices, said Wednesday that it will allowsmartphone vendors in India to license individual apps for pre-installation on their Android-powered devices.
    The Android-maker will also give consumers the ability to change search engine and use third-party...
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