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Google tried to destroy Samsung app store to grow Play Store, says a report

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Google tried to destroy the Samsung Galaxy Store app distribution platform and blocking Samsung from emerging as a rival to the company, says a report. The Android maker used monopolistic ways to dominate the Galaxy Store.

According to the recent information, a group of 36 U.S. states, which mainly includes Washington, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, and Nebraska, etc filled an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

The prosecution challenges Google for illegally endeavoring to manage app distribution on the Android platform and compensating the app developers in order to prevent them from enlisting their works on other apps distributing platforms.

The lawsuit also stated this search giant approached popular developers to stop them from submitting their work on other app stores like Amazon AppStore and Galaxy Store.

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Samsung Galaxy Store:

The Galaxy Store is the app distributive platform designed for Samsung smartphones and tablets that comes pre-installed on devices. It can be an alternative for Google Play Store.

It offers the same services as Play Store, users can download apps, games, themes, and more from the Galaxy Store. Furthermore, we can also find some exclusive lists of Samsung applications as well as third-party apps such as the battle royale game Fortnite.

Certainly, Google afraid to give an explanation for not providing the famous application, which is enlisted on Galaxy Store. Thus, it tried to harm the platform by using unfair means.

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It was reported that Google plans to take 30% as the commission charge on the sales of a developer’s work such as software application, service, etc, which is listed on Google Play Store.

Furthermore, Google also demands the developer to its online transaction system for any payment made on the Play Store.

Concerning this, the Epic Games launched a direct payment plan that avoids the Google Play Store payment system and saves the direct cut of 30 percent on in-app revenue purchases on the app.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Store still provides Fortnite installation for Android users, which could challenge Google Play Store. Keep in mind that we are only discussed one example of Google trying to harm Samsung but there are more and similar cases like this.

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Dealing with the above situation, Google tried tricky moves to slaughter Galaxy Store as we discussed earlier. It tried to bribe the famous developers as they won’t list their apps on Galaxy Store. We all know, at what level this action could harm the Samsung platform.

Previous Allegation of Epic Games: Google also approach OnePlus & LG

As I said earlier, Epic Games faces the same situation after bypassing the Google Payment System. The game developer accused Google to quash rival app distribution practices in its lawsuit against the Android maker back last year.

The Epic Games alleged Google to forcing the smartphone maker OnePlus to make void the agreement where the company agrees to install a special Fortnite launcher on its device. Furthermore, the company also claims that Google stopped LG to launched its smartphones with a pre-installed games app made by Epic.

Google’s Respond: Feasible Protocol

Reacting to this situation, the Senior Director of Public Policy at Google named the above situation groundless, which overlooks the supportive features of Android.

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Further describing he said, Android provides both ways- downloading from Play Store, and sideloading, which is rare in other manufactures (indicating Apple, as iPhones don’t support sideloading, you can only download from the default store)

Furthermore, other phone makers can also install their own third-party app store on Android smartphones and tablets. That’s the reason we can find Android devices with two or more app stores, says the Public Policy Director.

Conclusion:

Certainly, Google is a leading provider of mobile internet-related services across the world. The company holds a big users data in the world, we all rely on Google for our needs, you can take an example from searching news to recipes to jobs or doing works on the application provided by it.

All I want to say that a big company like Google playing tricks on others clearly indicates that it’s harming other firms and holding them back to grow its own products.

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To conclude, I only reached two reasons behind these actions of Google. First, Google is no more confident about its own products for quality services. And the second possibility is that the company badly wants to acquire the whole smartphone app market by doing cheating.

(Via- TheVerge)

Yash is a graduate of computer science and followed his way into journalism, he is interested in various subjects related to technologies and politics. Yash likes to listen classical songs and has a huge library of classical mixes.

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Huawei gains 44.7 trillion USD sales revenue in first half of 2022: Report

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Huawei has scored a sales revenue of 301.6 billion yuan (44.7 trillion USD) in the first half of 2022. Alongside, the company has also fruitfully gained a net profit margin of 5.0 percent, while the revenue overall continues to clamp down.

The Chinese manufacturer brought down the unaudited financial report, yesterday. Describing the odds and evens, Huawei said that the 2022 sales revenue report, as well as its operating results, seems to be on the right track for the moment.

Apart from the sales revenue, the company has also showcased the data of operator business and enterprise business income. Alternatively, the operator’s business income is 142.7 billion yuan (21.1 trillion USD) and the enterprise business income is 101.3 billion yuan (15.02 trillion USD).

Comparatively less, but good!

If we go into the flashback, the company has come one step down from its previous outcomes. In the first half of 2021, Huawei has obtained a sales revenue of 320.4 billion yuan (47.5 trillion USD) with a net profit margin of 9.8 percent.

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On the flip side, in the previous year, the scoreboard for operator business income and enterprise business income displayed the achievement of 136.9 billion yuan (20.3 trillion USD) and 42.9 billion yuan (6.36 trillion USD) respectively.

 Huawei sales revenue 2022

Yet, Huawei believes that the overall performance and the result of the company in the first half of this year are quite running as per the expectations of the company. And soon the company will exhibit some more master strokes in the time ahead.

Giving depth to the words and success, the Rotating Chairman of Huawei – Hu Houkun expressed his cheerfulness in the following words:

“Although the terminal business has been greatly affected, the ICT infrastructure business has maintained steady growth. We will actively seize the development trend of digitalization and low-carbon development, and achieve quality by creating value for customers and partners.”

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On the other hand, the company has also shown its gratitude towards the consumers who kept supporting the products and made them stand at the top position in the market.

“Thanks to customers and partners for their trust and support to Huawei. In 2022, the external environment will be complex and changeable, and operations will face great challenges. Huawei will work closely with customers and partners around the world to overcome the difficulties together.”

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Huawei Petal Search brings new related searches feature

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Huawei has recently dispatched a new update for the Huawei Petal Search app, now it lets you conduct new related searches via mobile applications as well as better app results from AppGallery and third-party sources.

Through, this new update for the Huawei Petal Search engine works to provide improved related searches for the users. Alongside it enhance the security to give trusted and verifies apps.

Here is how this new update for the Huawei Patel Search gives you a better result, check below:

  • For example, if you search the “Green Tea benefits” on the Huawei Petal Search: Then it gives you the search result matter on the top instead of links of a certain.
  • It doesn’t mean that the links of the web are not available there, but on top, you will find your search result content.
  • It also shows you certain related keyword variations related to your search query like Green tea recipe, What is Green tea, and more.
  • If you wanted to switch your query to the suggested one, then simply tap on one of them and the search will be conducted onsight.

The Huawei Petal Search is inspired by the related searches for the user’s convenient and better results. We recommend users check whether the new update for the Huawei Petal Search is available on their smartphone or not:

  • Sign in to the AppGallery
  • Connect and click My apps
  • Search Huawei Petal Search App from the list
  • Check whether the update option is available
  • If yes, then hit the Update tap to experience the new version.

Huawei Petal Search better

Here is how to activate the Petal Search Home screen widget

  • Access the Home Screen.
  • Two fingers should be squeezed or pressed together.
  • Click Widget.
  • Pick “Petal Search” from the list of widget options. To discover, scroll left or right.
  • To add the widget to your home screen, simply touch it.
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Google to bring new changes in Gmail spam filter feature

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Google keeps the user’s privacy and security-related concerns in priority and ensures to introduce such features and services that can bring convenience to the fingertips. But seems like the new changes to the Gmail spam filter feature could affect the comfort level of consumers using the respective mail platform.

So far, the US manufacturer has been planning to revamp the spam filter feature of the Gmail application. The company put forth its idea in front of the Federal Election Commission that eventually let political emails enter your notification desk without any restrictions.

Alternatively, the commission has approved this scheme, and will soon bring this feature to the application. As per this scheme, the political candidates that are legally registered in the books of lawsuits have the access to distribute emails in bulk.

Moreover, these emails will directly lead to the home page of Gmail instead of spam boxes. As a result, users will get notified whenever the email will push on their device. However, they won’t get the option to opt out of these emails in any way.

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How the political emails will reach you?

The latest information also suggests that the first political email will approach the user with a notification. It will ask the user whether they want to continue receiving the messages from the other party. On hitting the NO tab, these mail will start appearing in the spam folder, instead of the main page.

Google has begun the pilot program for the mentioned feature. It will soon take place on all Android devices. Ahead, the company explains its intentions with the new addition on Gmail:

“Our goal during this pilot program is to assess alternative ways of addressing concerns from bulk senders while giving users clear controls over their inboxes to minimize unwanted email.”

However, it does not looks like the new implementation will bring any kind of minimizing of mails on the respective platform for the users.

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