Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority
If Apple and Google were not already feeling pressure to reform their app stores, they could feel it via a proposed piece of Russian legislation.Reuters reviews that politician Fedot Tumusov has submitted a bill to Russia's lower house of parliament that may cap the fee on app sales to 20%, or a third below the 30% Apple and Google respectively demand from the App Store and Play Store. It would also require that a third of the fee go toward an IT expert training fund.The move can be a "growth opportunity" for developers, Tumusov said.We've asked Apple and Google for comment.
There's no guarantee the bill will pass. If it did, although, it could force Apple and Google to make difficult selections. They would must either reduce their take from app sales (even supposing it's just a Russian exception) otherwise stop providing app downloads in the country. Russia is one of the world's biggest phone markets, and losing that would affect the final analysis for both tech giants.This would not be the 1st time either agency has been asked to change its ways in the region. Russian antitrust regulators made Google unbundle apps on Android gadgets, and determined that Apple abused App Store dominance in rejecting a Kaspersky parental manage app.Officials aren't especially fond of the outcomes Apple and Google have on Russian builders, and that is the reason growing serious headaches for both firms.
Dated : 2020-10-30 14:49:02
Tags : Google play store