According to a complaint, Google would have tried in the past to eliminate the Samsung Galaxy Store, as well as the Amazon Appstore.
If you’ve ever needed to download apps on an Android device, chances are you’ve landed on the Google Play Store. That being said, and this is one of the advantages of Android, it is possible to use alternatives to the store of the Mountain View firm. Companies like Samsung have thus their own store, in this case the Galaxy Store, an application store that is installed by default on the brand’s smartphones.
Google accused of trying to remove the Samsung Galaxy Store
It seems that, at one time, Google may have felt threatened by all these third-party stores, so much so that the American giant tried to make it “disappear”. At least that’s what we learn in filing a complaint against Google. According to the documents, Google tried to pay popular app developers not to list their apps on the Samsung Galaxy Store ni l’Amazon Appstore.
To give yourself more control over Google Play
The idea behind this strategy was to encourage users to use the Play Store and ditch other third-party stores, giving Google more control back. This lawsuit also claims that Google made a “direct attempt” by paying Samsung to abandon its relationships with the biggest developers and to “reduce competition” with its own. app store.
Google has since published a blog post refuting the claims. According to public policy director Wilson White, “if you can’t find the app you’re looking for on Google Play, you can choose to download the app from a competing app store or directly from the developer’s site. We do not impose the same restrictions as on other mobile operating systems. ” And the man to continue by qualifying this accusation of “worthless”, even going so far as to “ignore the opening of Android”.