Google will start charging European Android device makers a fee for its apps

Android will still be “free and open source”

Google is changing the way it licenses its suite of Android apps in Europe, leading the company to charge a licensing fee for the Play Store and other Google apps for the first time.

The changes come in response to a July ruling by the European Commission, which fined the company $5 billion for antitrust violations and ordered it to stop “illegally tying” Chrome and search apps to Android.

Source: Google will start charging European Android device makers a fee for its apps

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