The company said the licensing fees will offset revenue lost as a result of its compliance efforts. Android device makers will now be able to license Google's suite of mobile apps (Gmail, Maps, Photos, etc.) separately from Google Search and Google Chrome, which were both previously required.
Companies can now make licensed Android builds while also shipping forked builds in Europe.
Google's competitors in the search and browser market will hope to benefit from the changes - if they are permanent - while mobile operators will welcome any move to curb the power of online platforms.
First and foremost, Android will remain open source and device makers will be allowed to tweak the software to their own specifications. Forked Android is also allowed in China, because Google doesn't offer Google apps for that country.
Google has been banging the drum for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for some time, initially seeing the tech as a way of improving the user experience of web apps before suggesting it could present a real alternative to native desktop applications.
Another illegal tactic included paying manufacturers to pre-install only Google Search and preventing them from using rival Android systems. Google will continue to offer Search and Chrome to anyone, and is going to keep signing commercial agreements for preferential placement of the apps on phones - those are just separate deals from the rest of the apps now.
Google says this new policy will take effect October 29, 2018, for all new smartphones and tablets launched in the EEA.
This only applies in Europe, though, as it's a result of the European Union ruling that Google used anti-competitive business practices.
While it's always great to see that big businesses can be held accountable for their operations, in practice there is a chance that Android phones will see an increase in price, with manufacturers offloading the addition cost of licensing onto the consumers.
Sony has since acknowledged the exploit and told IGN it's "planning a system software update to resolve this problem". Unfortunately, you don't even have to open the message for it to have its nasty effect - just receiving it is enough.
The one notable absence will be the Duchess of Cornwall, who is attending a longstanding engagement at a Scottish school. Wearing a maroon dress, the famed actress attended the event, as she is friends with Eugenie's parents.
The committee also said he might not have been acting alone and it was looking for other possible participants. Committee spokesman Andrei Przhezdomsky said sappers were inspecting the building for other explosive devices.
The Croatian started the match on fire at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, taking the match to Federer with aggressive play. Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday.
Earlier this month, Trump suggested Saudi Arabia's king "might not be there for two weeks" without USA military support. The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has been on a reform drive to diversify the country's economy from oil.
Friday, the first lady also addresses the infamous jacket she wore as she visited immigrant children along the border with Mexico. She later added: "It's not always pleasant, of course, but I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true and not true".
He didn't say if he suspected any of the current crew of three Americans, two Russians and a German aboard the station. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he expected Russian President Vladimir Putin would be briefed on the incident.
Warren tweeted that Trump is a "cowardly elitist" and she "won't sit quietly for Trump's racism" so she took the test. In fact, there is a good chance she is even less so. " That will not be something I'll enjoy doing, either ".
Managing director Ghasston Slimen told ESPN: "A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC we believe nothing is impossible". Usain Bolt's new career in football/soccer is about to take off big. "This isn't about money, this is about history".
Google has made a name for itself in the smart home market through Google Home , its smart artificial intelligence assistant. Keep in mind though, that both of those devices have larger screens than the 7-inch display on the Google Home Hub .
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