Google has Extended User Choice Billing to All Developers in India


Google has told inventors that they’ve till April 26 to misbehave with the new Google Play payments policy which will permit indispensable billing. The company said this was being done in response to the recent nonsupervisory developments in the country. The CCI in its two rulings — one on October 20 and the alternate on October 25 had directed the American company to make close to 20 changes in the operation of its services in India which included furnishing indispensable payment options to inventors. 

In its verdict, the CCI said, “Google shall allow, and not circumscribe app inventors from using any third-party billing/payment processing services, either for in- app purchases or for copping apps. Google shall also not distinguish or else take any adverse measures against similar apps using third party billing/ payment processing services, in any manner”. In January, Google announced  around five changes to the way it operates Android and Google Play billing in India.

One among these changes was to expand stoner choice billing to all  inventors. A Google  prophet also told ET before that the company has submitted its compliance plan to the CCI and continues to follow the legal process in India. “We’re making some changes as  needed by the CCI’s directives. perpetration of these changes across the ecosystem will be a complex process and will bear significant work at our end and, in numerous cases, significant sweatshops from  mates, original outfit manufacturers (OEMs) and  inventors, “Google had said in its blog post at the time. “Therefore, while an indispensable billing system will be permitted by Google, it’ll continue charging service freights from the  inventors which will be 4 lower than the normal service which they would charge if the stoner had  profited of the GPBS option i.e The commission rate under stoner choice would be 11% or 26%, as the case may be.

Thus, despite not using any service from Google, app inventors will be forced to pay commissions to Google,” ADIF said in a statement on Thursday.