Google ferociously guards its 30% cut of Play Store revenue
Now unrerdacted, court documents reveled Google’s plan to protect the Google Play Store
Epic states that Google entered into these deals once it realized that the carriers and the phone manufacturers constituted a threat to what the lawsuit calls Google’s monopoly. Earlier this month, court documents revealed that Google was considering the purchase of Fortnite developer Epic Games. Google reportedly considered Epic and other Android app developers to be threats to the Google Play Store.
Google considered buying Epic Games, but never approached it with an offer
In addition, in both the House and Senate, a bill has been proposed called “The Open App Markets Act” that would allow app developers to inform consumers of cheaper in-app purchasing options, and protect the sideloading of apps (which as we’ve noted, Google allows and Apple doesn’t). If turned into legislation, the Act would give consumers more control over their own devices, protect the privacy, security, and safety of consumers, amd prevent app stores from taking advantage of app developers.