On December 11th, a jury decided that Google has an illegal monopoly with its Google Play app store, handing Epic Games a win. But Epic wasn’t the only one fighting an antitrust case. All 50 state attorneys general settled a similar lawsuit in September, and we’ve just now learned what Google agreed to give up as a result: $700 million and a handful of minor concessions in the way that Google runs its store in the United States.
The biggest change: Google will need to let developers steer consumers away from the Google Play Store for several years, if this settlement is approved.
You can read the full 68-page settlement for yourself at the bottom of this story, but here’s the TL;DR about what it includes:
- $700,000,000 from Google in...