Google will permit 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 adjustments to its enterprise practices in India to adjust to native watchdog’s instructions.
Following are the adjustments Google is introducing in India:
Android customers have at all times been capable of 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 may 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 adjustments for companions to construct non-compatible or forked variants.
Person selection billing can be accessible to all apps and video games beginning subsequent month. Via person selection billing, builders can supply customers the choice to decide on another billing system alongside Google Play’s billing system when buying in-app digital content material.
Android has at all times supported the set up of apps from a wide range of sources, together with by way of sideloading, which includes app downloads immediately from a developer’s web site. We lately made adjustments to the Android set up move and auto-updating functionality for sideloaded apps and app shops whereas making certain customers perceive the potential safety dangers.
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