Indian startups pledge to combat Google's influence

Dozens of Indian tech startups have gathered to discuss ways to challenge Google, such as filing government and court lawsuits, executives told Reuters.

These emerging Indian companies are unhappy with Google's national dominance of consumer apps.

Google is working closely with emerging industries in India and has increased its investment in India. Recently, however, Google has angered several tech companies with their unfair practices.

The two companies discussed setting up a new consortium whose main purpose is to protest against the Indian government and in court against Google.

Among the 5 billion users in India, Google's Android OS supports nearly 99% of smartphones.

Some Indian startups said: This gives Google more control over the apps and other services it provides, but the company denies this claim.

The excitement began last month when Google removed the popular payment app (Paytm) from its store for violating policy.

This has been severely criticized by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of the Indian company. After Paytm made some changes, its app reverted back to the Google platform after a few hours.

Sharma described Google as the big brother who controls the distribution of apps on Android phones, and urged about 50 CEOs to work together to end the behavior.

One of the suggested ideas was to create a local competitor for the Google Play Store, but Sharma said, given Google's dominance, this will not work.

Google previously stated that its policies are designed to protect Android users, with additional enforcement and enforcement for developers.

The US company’s decision this week to charge a 30% commission on in-app payments through its Android store has angered some Indian startups.

Several Indian companies criticized the move. Reuters said: To file an anti-trust complaint and contact the head of Google India to discuss, discussions are ongoing.

Google defended this policy, claiming that 97% of apps worldwide follow this policy.

The company faces its payment app monopoly concerns in India and a competitive investigation into allegations of abuse of Android dominance.

These disputes have strained the close relationships between Google and the Indian startups as Google has invested in some of them and helped hundreds of product development processes.

In July this year, the search giant promised to provide $ 10 billion in new investments within seven years.

The chief technology officer familiar with the way Google thinks said: Conflicts are counterproductive to what Google is doing, and it is important for Google to address this issue.

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