Google paid Samsung billions for Play Store and Search monopoly: Epic trial

samsung galaxy s23 ultra google apps

Credit: Ryan Haines / Android Authority
  • Google apparently paid Samsung $8 billion over four years to keep Search, Assistant, and Play Store as default services on its phones.
  • Documents reveal Google also wanted the Galaxy Store to be available through the Play Store at one point.

The ongoing Google vs. Epic trial has brought out another interesting piece of information. As per testimony presented by Epic Games (via Bloomberg), Google paid Samsung $8 billion over a period of four years to keep Search, Assistant, and Play Store as default services on Samsung phones.

LATEST ARTICLE

See Our Latest

Blog Posts

admin June 12th, 2024

Bringing machine learning (ML) models into production is often hindered by fragmented MLOps processes that are difficult to scale with […]

admin June 12th, 2024

Discovering and surfacing telemetry traditionally can be a tedious and challenging process, especially when it comes to pinpointing specific issues […]

admin June 12th, 2024

Today’s data-driven world requires an agile approach. Modern data teams are constantly under pressure to deliver innovative solutions faster than […]