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Google pays $ 90 million to US developers for abuse of power

Google pays a total of $ 90 million to most US developers. This is part of the company’s ongoing settlement with developers following complaints of abuse of power in the Google Play Store.

Only US developers with an annual revenue of less than $ 2 million through the Play Store since 2016 are eligible for compensation. Google says This is about most developers. If the U.S. court approves the settlement, the company will announce whether these developers can receive the money.

Google pays US developers after they sued the company for abuse of power. The developers say Google has banned competing app stores from its operating system. A law firm that helps developers claims that some developers can earn as much as $ 200,000. According to this office the minimum amount is $ 250 and 48,000 developers are eligible.

In addition to funding, Google promises a number of activities for developers to “interact with customers and innovate.” The company specifies a reduced commission to be paid by developers for the first million dollars in revenue. From 2021, developers will pay 15 percent commission instead of 30 percent for the first million. On top of that million dollars, developers pay 30 percent. Google now agrees to pursue this reduced commission.

The company will also adjust the agreements it has with developers, which will clarify how developers interact with customers. Google also promises that we will not undo changes to Android 12 that make it easier to use in other App Stores. In addition, the American Play Store will have Indie Apps Corner, which should focus more on small developers.

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