In response to the prosecution of Google by the European Commission regarding monopolistic activities and the imposition of fines, the “good corporation” decided to take retaliatory measures. So, the developer plans to introduce a fixed payment for using his Play Store app, Google Play, Chrome browser and other services.
The cost of the package will vary depending on the resolution of the smartphone and the country of the European Union. So for manufacturers of smartphones from Germany, Holland and England, the maximum surcharge will be $ 40, and the minimum - $ 10.
According to the publication The Verge, the new rules will take effect in three months, which means that from February European manufacturers will be forced to raise the price of smartphones.