Ashwini Vaishnaw Intervention: Google Restored All Apps Back

By Consultants Review Team Wednesday, 06 March 2024

Google restored all of the apps back owing to the intervention of Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of communications and IT. Google had withdrew all of the applications from the Play Store on March 1 due to non-payment of commission fees for in-app sales.

The fact that the restoration is subject to the same terms and restrictions as they were on March 1 makes the event noteworthy. This implies that users of these applications have the option to utilize third-party billing or Google's payment system to make in-app purchases. Between March 2 and 4, Google restored a number of applications, but they were only available for consumption, meaning that purchases could be made outside of the Play Store.

We met with startups and Google. After several fruitful conversations, Google has ultimately decided to display all of the applications with the same status as on Friday, March 1st, Vaishnaw said on Tuesday. He said, "We think that both startups and Google will reach a long-term settlement in the upcoming months. Google has been helping our technological development path.

But the controversy surrounding Google's commission is far from settled. The reinstatement is just temporary, the tech major stated in a statement.

In the spirit of cooperation, we are momentarily reintroducing the inventors' petitions whose appeals are currently ongoing before the Supreme Court. Several courts have ruled that Google is still able to implement and enforce the conditions of its business model. We are extending these companies' payment periods and billing our full relevant services pricing in the interim. A spokeswoman from Google said, "We look forward to working together to find solutions that respect the needs of all parties.”

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