Google to allow third party app payments for first time in S.Korea

September 29, 2022

A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. Google's announcement comes after a Korea Communications Commission's (KCC) request for Google and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to come up with compliance plans for the new law, which bans major app store operators from forcing software developers to use their payments systems. Google, which charges developers a 15% service fee for distributing apps, said it would reduce this to 11% when users choose an alternative billing system, recognising that developers will incur costs to support their own billing system. Google added that alternative billing systems may not offer the same protection or payment options and features of Google Play's billing system. The KCC said it would ask Apple's South Korean unit for a new policy allowing greater autonomy in payment methods.

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