According to reports in the tech world Google will charge hardware firms up to $40 per device (thats apx £30) to use its apps under a new licensing system to replace one that the European Union this year deemed anti-competitive
The new fee comes into effect on October 29th for any new smartphone or tablet models launched in the European Economic Area and running Google’s Android operating system, the company announced on Tuesday.
Google’s search and Chrome will remain free of charge as the company says the last two generate enough revenue on their own.
Tech news outlet the Verge reported the pricing on Friday, citing confidential documents.
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