Google Leans on Developers to Use Payment Service

Google Leans on Developers to Use Payment Service: Alistair Barr, reporting or Reuters:Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier in-house payment service, Google Wallet, as the Internet search giant tries to emulate the financial success of Apple Inc’s iOS platform.Google warned several developers in recent months that if…

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Google Leans on Developers to Use Payment Service

Google Leans on Developers to Use Payment Service:Alistair Barr, reporting or Reuters:Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier in-house payment service, Google Wallet, as the Internet search giant tries to emulate the financial success of Apple Inc’s iOS platform.Google warned several developers in recent months that if they…

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clopen

There’s no doubt that Android is open for anyone to use. Amazon has used Android as the basis for its Kindle Fire, but a version of Android altered so much that you can’t run apps from Google’s own official Android Market. Instead, you have to use Amazon’s own Android App Store. But Android is largely…

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Google not happy about paid apps sales

Google’s Android platform manager Eric Chu knows that though the number of Android smartphone users may be rising quickly, the number of purchases of paid apps in the Android Market is not doing nearly as well. In fact, Google is downright “not happy” about the purchases of paid apps, said Chu during a question-and-answer session…

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It's the mindset of the users

I think Michael Garofalo's comment is a typical statement about the challenges some Android developers face. I think it lends credence to the argument that the Android Market and eco-system is primarily designed to sell Google Ads. Android is open source... so supposedly everything on there is supposed to be free. It's not just a problem…

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