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Google Will Charge Android Phone Makers to Use Its Apps In Europe

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Would you prefer purchasing an Android device that doesn't have any apps or services from Google? No Google Maps, No Gmail, No YouTube!

And NOT even the Google Play Store—from where you could have installed any Android apps you want

Because if you live in Europe, from now on, you have to spend some extra cash on a smartphone with built-in Google services, which were otherwise until now freely available and already included in the cost of your smartphone.

For the very first time, Google has announced its plans to charge a fee to European Android phone manufacturers who want to include a free version of Google apps on their Android handsets.

In short, Android phone makers will now have to pay Google for installing the Play store, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and Chrome, that are usually considered to be core parts of the Android operating system, but are actually Google services.

"Since the pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome together with our other apps helped us fund the...(continued)

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