Date: 6 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Google will begin to take money for Google Play and other services


Conditions of the licensing ON for the smartphones which are on sale in Europe forced the company to change the decision of the authorities of the European Union to fine Google for violations of the antitrust law and to forbid "to tie" search and the Chrome browser to Android. Now the companies should pay license assignments for use of Google Play and other Google applications.

is told About it in the official blog of Google. Position of the company following: Android (Android Open Source Project, AOSP) per se continues will extend on the terms of opensource, free of charge. However, as Chrome and search, other popular services bringing the lion's share of advertizing revenue - Google Play shop, the Gmail mail, Google maps of Maps, etc. forbade to turn on Google "in loading" - will become for the producers of smartphones wishing to sell them in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), paid.

Besides, will allow to sell to the producers wishing to install a package of Google applications on the devices also if desired in the EEA of the device on the Android options modified arbitrarily. Earlier the refusal of use of such modified software was a condition for obtaining the license for installation on the "European" smartphones and tablets of Google Play and other services of search engine. so far nothing is reported to

About the cost of new versions of licenses. The main thing that competitors of Google will have now a chance to agree with producers of smartphones about preset of their applications and services on smartphones. Besides, in the market more alternative Android options which are completely deprived of Google services can be widely adopted. For example, Samsung or Huawei will be able to make for Europe the smartphone with own app stores, mail and other office programs from Microsoft and without the uniform application of the American search engine.

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