Google proposes allowing Android developers to use different billing systems

Google proposes allowing Android developers to use different billing systems

Google has proposed allowing Android developers to use alternative billing systems, and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has invited developers and other interested parties to comment on the proposal.

“Google’s complete control over in-app payments raised concerns that this unfairly restricted app developers — by forcing them to use Google Play’s billing system — putting distance between them and their customers and reducing competition, to the detriment of Google Play users,” said Ann Pope, Senior Director of Antitrust at the CMA.

The CMA took enforcement action against Google last year, focusing on the requirements it placed on developers for in-app purchases.

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