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  • Google tweaks Android licensing terms in India, allows third-party billing for all apps Jan 25, 2023 07:32 PM IST

    Google tweaks Android licensing terms in India, allows third-party billing for all apps

    Google said device makers will be able to license individual Google apps for pre-installation on their devices

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Dec 03, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    This week we tell you if the new Intel 13th Gen processors are worth your time, and take the Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED out for a spin. Then we show you an AI bot that can play Minecraft better than you do, teach you what Bluebugging is and how to be safe, take a look at Google Play's best apps of 2022, and Disney's new AI that can re-age faces in five seconds. Finally, Meta gets in trouble with the EU again

  • Google Play unveils best apps and games of 2022 in India Dec 01, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    Google Play unveils best apps and games of 2022 in India

    Google stated that these selections reflect the diverse needs of consumers in the post-pandemic era in India

  • Google Play fee suit by consumers grows to 21 million users Nov 29, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    Google Play fee suit by consumers grows to 21 million users

    The consumer dispute is part of a sprawling antitrust fight that also includes complaints filed by attorneys general of almost three dozen states, Epic Games Inc., Match Group Inc. and a group of small app developers.

  • Google Play adds UPI Autopay support for subscription-based purchases in India Nov 15, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    Google Play adds UPI Autopay support for subscription-based purchases in India

    Google has previously said UPI has been one of the key drivers of increasing consumer spend on Google Play in India

  • After CCI's ruling, Google pauses enforcement of in-app billing policy in India Nov 01, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    After CCI's ruling, Google pauses enforcement of in-app billing policy in India

    App developers were previously expected to comply with the Play billing policy by 31 October 2022

  • Google reacts to CCI order on Play Store policies, says it is evaluating next steps Oct 26, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Google reacts to CCI order on Play Store policies, says it is evaluating next steps

    CCI has directed Google not to restrict app developers from using any third-party billing or payment processing services to purchase apps or for in-app billing on Google Play.

  • CCI imposes Rs 936.44 crore fine on Google for abusing its dominance on Play Store policies Oct 25, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    CCI imposes Rs 936.44 crore fine on Google for abusing its dominance on Play Store policies

    This penalty comes on the heels of CCI imposing a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android Mobile device ecosystem on October 20.

  • CCI order against Google a win for Indian app developers, battle still goes on: Indus OS' Rakesh Deshmukh Oct 21, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    CCI order against Google a win for Indian app developers, battle still goes on: Indus OS' Rakesh Deshmukh

    "The CCI order gives a window of opportunity for Indian app developers. But Google has still not provided a level playing field to players like us. We will continue fighting this battle," says Deshmukh.

  • Google extends its loyalty programme Play Points to India Oct 11, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Google extends its loyalty programme Play Points to India

    Google Play Points allows users to earn points for purchases of digital content, in-app items, and downloads from the Google Play Store

  • WinZO takes Google to court over Google Play's fantasy and rummy apps pilot Sep 20, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    WinZO takes Google to court over Google Play's fantasy and rummy apps pilot

    Google had recently announced that it would begin a one-year pilot to offer daily fantasy sports and rummy apps to users in India by developers incorporated within the country

  • Google Play to pilot allowing daily fantasy sports and rummy apps in India Sep 08, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    Google Play to pilot allowing daily fantasy sports and rummy apps in India

    The distribution of these apps in the year-long pilot programme will be limited to India at present

  • Google extends third-party in-app billing pilot to India, four more markets Sep 02, 2022 06:15 AM IST

    Google extends third-party in-app billing pilot to India, four more markets

    All non-gaming developers can offer an additional billing option to their mobile and tablet users on Google Play in India, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, and the European Economic Area.

  • Truth Social android app not approved on Google Play Store - Axios Aug 30, 2022 06:55 PM IST

    Truth Social android app not approved on Google Play Store - Axios

    The delay marks a setback for the app, which launched in the Apple App Store on Feb. 21. Android phones comprise about 40% of the U.S. smartphone market.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Aug 20, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    All in a week—OnePlus teases foldable phone, Apple discloses iPhone, iPad and Mac vulnerabilities, Samsung announces India prices for Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 and also lowers shipping estimates for the year. Google Play eyes monetisation opportunities in India and also announces updates to Search

  • Google Play spots key monetization opportunity in India as spends on local apps rise 80% in two years Aug 18, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Google Play spots key monetization opportunity in India as spends on local apps rise 80% in two years

    India is moving from a pure app consumption economy to an app development economy and is set to become a leading hub of global app innovation, a senior Google India executive says.

  • Amazon removes option to purchase digital books from Kindle on Android amid new Google policy May 09, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Amazon removes option to purchase digital books from Kindle on Android amid new Google policy

    Something similar happened in 2011 when Amazon had removed the purchase of books from iOS devices in accordance with the policies of Apple’s App Store.

  • After Apple, Google Play starts rolling out its own app privacy labels Apr 26, 2022 09:26 PM IST

    After Apple, Google Play starts rolling out its own app privacy labels

    Google Play's data safety section will provide users with more information about how apps collect, share and secure their data.

  • Google Play testing third-party in-app billing system, starts with Spotify Mar 24, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Google Play testing third-party in-app billing system, starts with Spotify

    This pilot comes as Google and Apple face increased scrutiny over their app store practices in India and other countries

  • Apple removes Wordle clones from the App Store Jan 14, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Apple removes Wordle clones from the App Store

    The simple word game blew up after being by featured by celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, and as with anything that is popular, the knockoffs were not far behind.

  • Karnataka HC disposes Google's petition on CCI's Play billing antitrust probe Jan 10, 2022 05:04 PM IST

    Karnataka HC disposes Google's petition on CCI's Play billing antitrust probe

    CCI had earlier the Karnataka High Court that its investigation arm Director General (DG) has given an assurance that they will complete the ongoing investigation on Google within 60 days 'in all likelihood'.

  • Google Play antitrust probe: Investigation may end in 60 days, CCI tells Karnataka HC Jan 05, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    Google Play antitrust probe: Investigation may end in 60 days, CCI tells Karnataka HC

    Google had approached the Karnataka High Court on December 27 seeking more time to respond to the questions from the CCI related to the investigation over the mandatory use of its Play Store’s payment system for paid apps and in-app purchases

  • Google approaches Karnataka HC against CCI’s Google Play probe Dec 27, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Google approaches Karnataka HC against CCI’s Google Play probe

    CCI had in November 2020 directed a probe into the issue of mandatory use of Google Play Store’s payment system for paid apps & in-app purchases.

  • Android Apps that stole bank credentials were downloaded 300,000 times Dec 01, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Android Apps that stole bank credentials were downloaded 300,000 times

    The apps were banking trojans in disguise, stealing user passwords, logged keystrokes and two-factor authentication codes

  • Google Play announces best games and apps of 2021 for India; BGMI, Clubhouse top the list Nov 30, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Google Play announces best games and apps of 2021 for India; BGMI, Clubhouse top the list

    Learning app BitClass takes top honors for best Indian app for 2021