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LEARN MORE ABOUT Hiroshi Lockheimer

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Sr VP-Platforms & Ecosystems

October 16, 2018

Hiroshi Lockheimer

Google will charge phone makers to use Android apps in Europe - CNET

Another license will let phone makers include Google's search engine and Chrome browser. Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's head of Android, said the company would begin to offer the licenses October 26. But he didn't say what the pricing would be. .....

October 16, 2018

Hiroshi Lockheimer

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

..... The company said the licensing fees will offset revenue lost as a result of its compliance efforts. “Since the pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome together with our other apps helped us fund the development and free distribution of Android, we will introduce a new paid licensing agreement for smartphones and tablets shipped into the EEA,” Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president for platforms and ecosystems, said in a blog. The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the 28 EU countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. .....