As the European Union imposed $5 billion antitrust ruling against tech giant Google, it is said that Google will change how it bundles its apps on Android phones.
The Google also went ahead and said that they will charge a licensing fee for phone makers that want to pre-install apps like Gmail, Maps and YouTube in the EU.
With this, Google will also end restrictions on phone makers selling modified versions of the mobile operating system.
Previously, Google tied together a suite of 11 different apps that phone makers would have to pre-install if they wanted to license its app store, Play.
Although Google doesn’t make money from Android directly, it generates advertising revenue through search as well as Chrome, Maps and Gmail.
Overall, Google’s Android powers more than 80 percent of the world’s smartphones.>