Google has announced new changes in developer rules for its online app store Google Play Store.
Basically, the changes in the rules of Google Play close a loophole with internal purchases in applications and games, which allowed developers to bypass the need to calculate Google 30%. Rumors about the upcoming “nut tightening” appeared last week and fully justified – all applications from Google Play will have to use for internal purchases exclusively Google tools for making payments.
And what was unexpected was an attempt by Google to “sweeten the pill”. Google has suddenly revealed one of the features of the operating system Android 12, whose release is expected in a year. The company has released a stable version of Android 11 less than a month ago.
So, Google reported that in the Android 12 will be easier to use third-party application stores, but Google is not going to compromise on security. The company also noted that this step is taken in response to requests and feedback from developers.
At the moment, users of Android smartphones can install applications not only through Google Play, but also alternative stores, such as Samsung Galaxy Store.