Google will charge companies for the use of its apps
Oct 18, 2018
Google has decided to make a radical turn on the way they manage Android, their operating system for mobile devices. From now on, the internet giant will start charging smartphone manufacturers for installing applications created by Google like YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps or Play Store.
This decision directly affects companies like Huawei, Xiaomi or Samsung, as they all use Android in their devices. So far, Google has spent about 5.5 billion on payments to brands such as those above so the can be installed Google apps by default in their devices. This way, Google ensured a dominant position in the market, with the collaboration of some companies who appreciated the contribution from the California giant.