In 2021, a group of app developers sued Google. The company was accused of using agreements with smartphone manufacturers and technical barriers to force users to make purchases on Google Play through its own payment system. Because of this, 30% of all profits went into the pocket of the corporation, not the developers.
Now the parties have reached an amicable agreement. Google has pledged to create a fund of $90 million. The funds from it will be distributed to American developers whose annual income between 2016 and 2021 was less than $2 million.
It is reported that over 48,000 application developers are applying for this money, and the minimum payout amount will be $250.
The court has not yet approved the deal, but Google management believes that this case has already been resolved.