Google will charge money for sideloading apps on Android

Developers who want to sideload apps on Android, or offer apps outside the Play Store, will have to pay for this .

It has been possible to have so-called apk files installed on Android smartphones and tablets for some time, but now Google is going to charge money for this. The company does this on the basis of the new European Digital Markets Act (DMA).

Firstly, there is a 10 percent purchase fee for in-app purchases or 5 percent for two-year subscriptions. In addition, there will be an ongoing fee for processing in-app purchases. This amounts to 17 percent (7 percent for subscriptions).


Source: Google will charge money for sideloading Android – Emerce

Following Apple’s greedy little footsteps. Don’t be Evil is a long long long time ago.

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