Reply to post:

Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

mark l 2 Silver badge

This sounds like win/win for Google. Either they get revenue from the manufacturers to not install Google search and Chrome but still get to slurp all the data from all the other G-Suite apps and make revenue from the Play store, Youtube ads etc. Or the manufacturer stay as they are and include Chome and Google search and Google continue to profit.

Of course there is always a chance that manufacturers might fork Android and produce their own version, but without the Play stores to distribute apps they would have to convince developers to submit apps to their own app stores, and we know that even Amazon which is arguably has the largest alternative app store on Android don't have anywhere near as many apps and they struggled with their own Fire phone which ran a fork of Android.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019