Local application stores, in particular Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, have been confronting criticism for their dominance and power inside the application distribution ecosystem.
While you can just download applications from Apple’s store on your iPhones, Android permits you to get applications from elective stores, for example, the Epic Store. Also, with the following version of Google’s mobile operating system, that errand will get simpler.
In a blog entry, the search giant said that Android 12 will make it simpler for individuals to install applications from other application stores:
“That said, some developers have given us feedback on how we can make the user experience for installing another app store on their device even better.”
“In response to that feedback, we will be making changes in Android 12 (next year’s Android release) to make it even easier for people to use other app stores on their devices while being careful not to compromise the safety measures Android has in place.”
The organization remembered to mention that most Android phones already ship with two application stores pre-installed; for example, the Galaxy App Store from Samsung.
The entirety of this is in the concept stage and we don’t have a clue yet how it’ll function. What’s more, remember that Android distribution is extremely moderate. In this way, it may take over two years for these highlights to arrive at most of the Android phones.
Google’s alternative app store declaration was additionally packaged with its new strategy of not permitting applications to go around its payment system for in-app buys. Organizations like Netflix and Spotify requested that clients pay them directly to keep away from a 30% cut required by Google. Be that as it may, they may need to receive the native system from September 2021.
As of late, Spotify, Epic, Match Group, and Basecamp made a collation to contradict Apple’s 30% cut on in-application buys.
Google’s progression to present an Apple-like policy may likewise draw opposition from these organizations.