Google will enable smartphone distributors in India to license particular person apps for pre-installation on their Android-powered units and provides customers the flexibility to alter search engine and use third-party billing choices for apps and video games purchases on Play Retailer beginning subsequent month, the Android-maker mentioned because it makes broad modifications to its enterprise practices in India to adjust to native watchdog’s instructions.
Following are the modifications Google is introducing in India:
Android customers have all the time been in a position to customise their units to swimsuit their preferences. Indian customers will now have the choice to decide on their default search engine by way of a selection display screen that can quickly begin to seem when a person units up a brand new Android smartphone or pill in India.
We’re updating the Android compatibility necessities to introduce modifications for companions to construct non-compatible or forked variants.
Consumer selection billing can be obtainable to all apps and video games beginning subsequent month. By means of person selection billing, builders can supply customers the choice to decide on an alternate billing system alongside Google Play’s billing system when buying in-app digital content material.
Android has all the time supported the set up of apps from a wide range of sources, together with by way of sideloading, which entails app downloads straight from a developer’s web site. We lately made modifications to the Android set up stream and auto-updating functionality for sideloaded apps and app shops whereas making certain customers perceive the potential safety dangers.
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