The Competition Commission of India’s ruling last month preventing Google from charging a 15% commission on in-app purchases for apps downloaded from Google Play led to the company’s announcement that it would temporarily stop implementing this policy in India. Because of this, India is the only nation in the world where in-app payments for digital items can be done without having to pay a commission to Google.
A Google representative told Entrackr that other from the publication of the extension on its developer assistance documentation page, the corporation had nothing else to say. This law already had a temporary exception in place for Indian developers, and it was extended until October 31, 2022. According to Google, the extension was given because of “unique conditions with the payments ecosystem in India”; well-known Indian developers and businesses, including the founder of Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma, had lobbied against the restriction.