August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has established a $90 million fund to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by app developers.
  • The fund will reimburse developers who claim Google charged them an unfair fee for app purchases made through the Play Store.
  • The settlement is pending court approval, with nearly 48,000 developers eligible for reimbursement.

Google will pay $90 million to developers to settle a lawsuit alleging that the search giant charged them an unfair fee for app purchases made through the Play Store.

The fund will be used to reimburse app developers who sued Google in 2020 over accusations that it charged them exorbitant fees of 30% for app purchases and in-app purchases made through the Play Store. The plaintiffs also claimed that Google forced them to use its Google Play billing system.