Rummy apps and DFS games incorporated in India will soon be distributed for the pilot’s limited period on Google Playstore, for a specific duration. These games won’t be using in-app billing or be available as paid apps, under another pilot. Under this new way, Playstore allowed some apps to use an alternative billing system. Moreover, the gaming industry in India is huge, with Dream 11 alone generating 51% revenue.
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Google Play Pass, a subscription service which allows streaming games and apps ad-free is now available on Google Play Store, for android users in India. The Play Pass worth Rs 99 per month, Rs 899 per year comes with a list of collective apps and games with over 41 categories, by developers from 59 countries. Furthermore, Google Play Pass provides family membership (five members) to share the pass.
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Google has planned to offer Android games of the Google Play store on Windows 10 and 11 from 2022. The announcement reportedly came during this year's Game Awards. Amazon also partnered with Microsoft to list its own app on Windows 11's Microsoft Store, reported ANI. The spokesperson didn't share much detail but he said that the games will be available through Google apps developed on Microsoft 10 and 11.
Google has announced that it's decided to reduce the commission for in-app purchases to 15% in India from January 1, 2022. Furthermore, Google will decrease its service fee to 10% in media programmes like e-books, and on-demand music streaming videos. "To help support the specific needs of developers offering subscriptions...we're decreasing the service fee for all subscriptions on Google Play," said Sameer Samat from Google.
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The search giant Google has been sued for its engagement in anti-competitive behavior and "monopolizing" the Play Store. Reportedly, attorney generals of 36 states and one district have issued a new suit against Google for violating antitrust laws. Google allegedly demoralizes the Android users from using other apps terming them as malware. "We are filing this lawsuit to end Google’s illegal monopoly power," said Letitia James, New York… read-more
The official version of "Battlegrounds Mobile India," the Indian counterpart of PUBG Mobile, has been launched in India on July 2. PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September 2020. The official version has finally been released and can be downloaded from the Google Play store. As of July 2, 10 million people have downloaded the game on the same day.
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As an alternative to the uber-popular banned Chinese app TikTok, three computer engineers from eastern Assam have developed 'TipTeapi', a free video playing and sharing app. Apart from uploading and sharing videos, TipTeapi has 12 categories that enable users to make friends, follow, like, and comment. Additionally, the app guarantees privacy protection and an option for blocking objectionable content. Reportedly, the homegrown app is live on… read-more
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Much-awaited 'FAU-G: Fearless and United Guards' game has been released on Google Play Store on January 26. The nCore Games-developed FAU-G, available for free download, is compatible with handsets with Android 8 and above. Currently, the game allows single-player and co-operative play modes with the opening episode based on the Galwan Valley clash. Touted as India's alternative for the PUBG Mobile, 'Made in India' FAU-G had recently garnered… read-more
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Ahead of its launch on January 26, made-in-India action game FAU-G has garnered more than four million pre-registrations on Google Play Store. The Bengaluru-based game developer nCore Games revealed it would launch versions compatible for low-end devices. While the game clocked over one million pre-registrations within 24-hours of listing on Google Play Store, the developers expect five million pre-registrations by January 26, making it first… read-more
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After busting various cases related to harassment of defaulters by the instant financing apps, the Telangana police asked Google to remove 158 apps from its Play Store. The police stated that these companies train their employees tactically to terrify and harass loan defaulters. While the police have already arrested 14 people regarding the charges, the Enforcement Directorate is taking cognizance of the matter after Chinese ownership angle… read-more
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