In light of the ongoing dispute with Epic Games and the difficulties of COVID-19, Google has announced several changes.
First of all, they decided to make it easier for developers to create their own app stores on Android devices. However, the new update is still a ways off and isn’t expected until the release of Android 12 next year.
At the same time, they mentioned that they already allow some Android smartphones to use an app store in addition to their own. They were referring to the Samsung Galaxy App Store.
The second part of Google’s recent announcement was about in-app purchases. Google announced its updated payment policy, which requires all developers that sell digital goods to process their payments through the Play Store’s billing system.
Considering the current scenario, Google decided to allow developers to make their apps compliant with this new payment policy before September