Google Keeps Developers In A Fix

Google’s decision to halve Play Store commissions fails to address the main issue in India, riling local entrepreneurs.



Pratik Bhakta

March 18, 2021

4 Min Read

Google missed addressing the elephant in the room when it announced its decision Tuesday to slash Play Store commissions. For app developers, an equally worrisome, if not more painful, issue is that of Google Billing.

The tech giant, which controls over 95% of India’s smartphone market, requires all apps on Play Store to use only its payment gateway from next year. Developers had been expecting some flexibility on this.

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