Apr 28, 2021

Australia warns Google and Apple over app stores

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said measures are needed to address Apple and Google's app store dominance. The global dominance of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store has been criticised by app makers for mandatory revenue sharing payments. The competition watchdog recommended allowing users to remove and replace Apple and Google's pre-installed apps from their phones. App developers should have more information about how their apps are made discoverable, while the two tech giants should be prevented from using data collected from their app stores to promote their own apps, the ACCC said. Australia isn't the only jurisdiction to look into the market dominance of Google and Apple's app stores.

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