Jacob Kastrenakes and Nilay Patel, writing for The Verge:
There is one other key change happening here. In the past, Google
required that companies building phones or tablets that included
the Play Store only build phones and tablets that included the
Play Store — they couldn’t make some other Android device that
dropped the Play Store in favor of something else. Now, that’ll be
allowed. So if Samsung wanted to ship a Galaxy phone that only
included the Galaxy Apps store, it could now do that in Europe.
This seems like the real news here, not the licensing fees.
★ Tuesday, 16 October 2018