Android 12 – Google has outlined new changes to its developer policies, and these changes include making third-party app stores easier to use on Android 12.
This announcement from the company addresses recent concerns about Android app development,
including the struggle over alternative in-app payment systems and the difficulties and hurdles facing online businesses due to the emerging COVID-19 virus.
Now, Android users can already install apps through third-party stores like Samsung’s Galaxy Store.
Google added that, in response to developer comments,
it will add other features to the Android 12 version for next year to make it easier for people to use other app stores on their devices.
Quite the contrary, Google is not loosening its grip on in-app payments for Play Store apps
Where Google says that “all developers who sell digital goods in their own
applications are basically required to use a billing system called Google Play,”
and by doing so, it modifies the language in the payment policy to clarify this,
and any application that does not actually use this system will be required for digital goods Just add it by September 30, 2021.
But those changes the company had introduced were a sticking point for Epic Games,
which launched the Fortnite title from the Play Store in August, after Epic added support for an alternative billing method.
As Fortnite is currently only available through some third-party stores and the Epic website,
and Google does not seem to back down or discourage it, as it specifically refers to Fortnite as an example of how,
even if the developer and Google do not agree on the terms of work,
the developer can Distribution on the Android platform.
There is also a new problem, which is that there are some companies that have
begun to allow users to sell “virtual” versions of their regular, non-digital offerings, during the Coronavirus pandemic.
These companies, including Airbnb and ClassPass, have complained about being required to pay a new service fee on iOS.
But the company responded and said it will waive this fee in some circumstances,
and Google says that these companies will not have to use Google Play bills from Android in the near future.
She explained that she is aware that the global pandemic has forced many
companies to face the challenges of transferring their physical business to a digital audience and engaging customers in a new way.