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Fortnight app developer sued for taking 30% commission on App Store, accused of blocking Android system 9 months ago

 Fortnight app developer sued for taking 30% commission on App Store, accused of blocking Android system 9 months ago


Fortnight app developer sued for taking 30% commission on App Store, accused of blocking Android system 9 months ago


    A total of 37 states, including Washington DC, have filed lawsuits in California federal court

    Google has been accused of extorting 30% commission from app developers to sell apps on the Google Play Store.


A new antitrust case has been filed against tech giant Google. According to a Bloomberg report, Google has been accused of tampering with the Android app. The case was filed by US app developer group Fortnight.


37 U.S. states sued

A total of 37 states, including Washington DC, have filed lawsuits in California federal court. It has challenged Google policy. It is alleged that the company is extorting 30% commission from app developers to sell apps on Google Play Store.


In the year 2020, the rate of app sales was also increased

Google last year increased the rate of app selling on September 28, 2020. Its purpose was to bring the apps that survived the new tax into the realm of the new tax. Google has not commented on the case. The lawsuit alleges that Google also arranged for the tax to be levied.


The most used Google Play Store

Google said in September last year that it would quickly change its policies and attract criticism from app developers. The Google Play Store is used more than Amazon, Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technology and other stores.


There was also an antitrust case 9 months ago

The antitrust case alleges that Google is preventing both companies from using the Android system and modified versions through its agreement with Xiaomi and TV maker TCL India. Both Xiaomi and TCL India are part of the Chinese company TCL Tech Group Corp.

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Allegations have been made before

In 2018, the CCI (Competition Commission of India) imposed a fine of Rs 135 crore on Google in the case of 'Bias Search'. Similar allegations have been made against Google in the United States. Apart from this the company may also face a possible antitrust investigation in China. It reveals how Google uses the leadership of its Android mobile operating system. Google, however, has denied the allegations.

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