Google has counter-evaluated Epic Games on purchases in the app Fortnite, Saying it intentionally violated its Play Store developer agreement, ZDNet Reported. Originally epic Lawsuit Google in August, shortly after that Filed a complaint Against this, and was counted by Apple. “Epic has been unfairly enriched at the expense of Google,” the agency said in its complaint.
As a reminder, Epic has sued Google for removal Fortnite After a “mega drop” update from its Play Store gave players a way to bypass Play and get Discounted items. Google later forced OnePlus to shut down Agreement That must be seen Fortnite The launcher is pre-installed on its OnePlus smartphone, bypassing the Play Store and eliminating Google’s commission on in-app purchases.
Google says that unlike Apple’s App Store, Android developers are not forced to use Google Play. According to the complaint, “If a choice is made between the Android App Store and the distribution channel, they prefer to use it.” “Google supports this choice through Android, Google Play’s policy and Google’s agreement with developers and device manufacturers.”
Unlike competitors like Apple, Google’s Android users or developers do not need to use Google Play to download, install or distribute apps on Android.
Complicated by that argument Documents However, Epic’s original lawsuit against Google is invalid. They showed that Google offers other game developers and phone makers such as LG and Motorola other alternatives to the store instead of using the Play Store specifically. This is because of the 38 states and territories in the United States that have filed one No-confidence lawsuit Against Google, in the same California federal court where Epic filed its own claim.
In 2018, Google offered to bring Epic up to 8 208 million Fortnite In the Play Store – effectively cutting its usual percent0 percent to about five percent. According to the same court documents, Google was so concerned about the potential loss of revenue from the Play Store that it even considered acquiring Epic.
The epic received a Mixed judgment In the battle of his case with Apple. On the one hand, Judge Avon Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to remove the rules of the App Store that prevent developers from adding in-app links to payment sites. On the other hand, he ruled that Apple was not a competitor under California law and ordered Epic to pay Apple .. 3.8 million. Both teams have Appeal That verdict, and Apple said it Don’t give up Fortnite Return to the store until all appeals have been resolved.
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