Google is set to shell out a substantial $700 million to resolve a legal dispute with a coalition of US states, alleging the tech giant engaged in anti-competitive practices within its Play Store on Android devices. Court documents unveiled on Monday officially disclose the terms of the settlement, which had been finalized in September. This development follows on the heels of a recent legal victory by Epic Games, the creator of the widely popular online game Fortnite, against Google.
Under the terms of the agreement, Google will allocate $630 million to a settlement fund for consumers, while an additional $70 million will be earmarked for a fund benefiting the involved states. As part of the resolution, Google has committed to implementing changes to the functioning of the Android system specifically within the United States. These adjustments aim to address the concerns raised in the lawsuit and promote fair competition within the mobile app market.