Google Tipped To Require More Of Its Apps On Android Devices

By 06:08 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

According to a report in The Information, Google will require more of its apps to be preloaded on Android devices. Confidential contracts obtained by the media have revealed the upcoming change.

Allegedly, Google will require up to 20 of its apps preloaded going forward. Currently, the number hovers below 10.

Additionally, the search giant will require the apps to be prominently displayed on a device’s homescreen. The list of manufacturers in Google’s contracts includes the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Huawei among others.

The shift in Google’s policy towards its own Android apps is reportedly related to the ever-increasing importance of the Operating System (OS) as an income generator. Google’s apps and services have become a key contributor to its bottom line.

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