Google reaches tentative settlement in US Play Store lawsuit
Google has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit brought by app developers.
The lawsuit alleged that Google abused its market power by requiring some apps to use its payment system.
Google's payment system takes a 30% commission.
The settlement would allow app developers to communicate with customers about payment options outside of Google's payment system.
The settlement would also require Google to provide more information about its app store policies.
The settlement is still subject to approval by a federal judge.
If approved, the settlement would apply to all US developers who have sold apps through the Google Play Store since 2015.
The lawsuit was filed in 2019 by a group of app developers.
The lawsuit was one of several antitrust cases filed against Google in recent years.
Google has faced scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers over its market power and business practices.
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