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Google wants to stay out of the feud between Apple and Epic


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

08th Sep, 2020. 12:12 pm
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Search engine Google wants to stay out of of the ongoing battle between Apple and Epic over removal of the game Fortnite from App Store.

Google recently has requested district courts to keep it away from the matter where the ongoing legal battle of Epic and Apple is concerned.

Judges over various cases including Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who is handling Epic vs Apple were considering relating Apple and Google to each other, a report stated.

Google has opposed this, claiming that there are enough differences between itself and Apple that there is little risk of conflicting results.”Although Android and iOS compete to attract app developers and end users, Google and Apple use different business models, agreements and policies to support competing ecosystems,” Google noted.

Apple only allows distribution of apps through its App Store whereas Android devices can have multiple app stores and are able to sideload via the internet.

Google also noted that there is no official complaint received by any entity as of now. Once it has been officially served, the search engine plans to challenge Epic’s company “in large part based on circumstances unique to Android.”

In the 30 days before the lawsuits were filed, App Store players spent $43.4 million on Fortnite, while the Google Play audience spent just $3.3 million.

Earlier, Apple permanently terminated Fortnite from its App Store.

“This was a clear warning to any other developer that would dare challenge Apple’s monopolies: follow our rules or we will cut you off from a billion iOS consumers – challenge us and we will destroy your business,” Epic Games said in its filing.

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