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EU Commision fine to Google and Sailfish playstore access

asked 2018-07-25 12:53:01 +0200

campeon gravatar image

updated 2018-07-25 14:36:06 +0200

Will this help us with the Google Play Store issue....? Now, most recent versions don't work because Jolla devices are not certificated devices.... Fire OS, from Amazon, couldn't work because of Google ban.


"The European Commission now wants Google to bring its “illegal conduct to an end in an effective manner within 90 days of the decision.” That means Google will need to stop forcing manufacturers to preinstall Chrome and Google search in order to offer the Google Play Store on handsets."

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answered 2018-07-25 14:47:08 +0200

saja gravatar image

updated 2018-07-25 14:48:36 +0200

Not really. The EU decision is targeting 1. Google forcing manufacturers pre installating google apps on their "Google-Android" devices and 2. Forbidding manufacureres selling non-goolge AOSP-Android devices if they want to sell Google-Android devices.

Our problem with Android apps is deriving from developers using googles closed source play store and play games APIs. The EU will not force Goolge to make these APIs open souce nor will (nor can) the EU force Google to open play store registration for all.

The fine _may_ have the effect, that none-google apps for search, mail, maps, etc. will become more prominent and powerfull. But as long as these apps continue to use the closed source APIs, they will not work on Sailfish without play store / play games.

Maybe this will lead to more free (non google) Android forks and with that develpoers re-thinking about using non-AOSP APIs. I doubt this will happen. And even if, it will take far more than 90 days ;)

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or maybe g will just ban alternatives from the play store as they just did with öffi as maps alternative, so everyonw will still use their stuff. we will see.

kaktux ( 2018-07-25 18:42:51 +0200 )edit

Why did someone flag this answer as offensive?

luen ( 2018-07-25 21:30:38 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-07-25 14:39:01 +0200

elkiaer gravatar image

I am using Yalp Store and with no personal login and that works.

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I have tried to do the same but Yulp store always says "No connection" or something similar.

thisisme ( 2018-07-25 16:09:12 +0200 )edit

I am installing the "YalpStore.apk" last modified 22/01/2018, size 1,24 MB. I have a Sony with the latest update. I'm using the anonymous login in the App. As far as I remember there are two type of installation files where I only got one of them working.

elkiaer ( 2018-07-25 16:35:40 +0200 )edit

But...what about paid apps ??? What about paying for an app ??

campeon ( 2018-07-27 14:00:08 +0200 )edit
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