Google has said it will begin charging for Android applications and games at a price of $5 a day.
The move follows its announcement last week that it would begin charging users to access the Play store, the free app store which offers the ability to download apps from Google’s app store, and other services.
The announcement was a significant one, as it was the first time Google has acknowledged charging its Android apps.
It’s not clear how the $5 fee will be applied, although Google has previously said it would offer users the option to pay by using an NFC card.
Google’s announcement comes amid a wider debate over the use of payments in the world of mobile, with the US government recently proposing a nationwide ban on such services, and others, including PayPal, are reportedly considering similar measures.
The Play Store has been a source of controversy over the past year.
Last week, Google announced that it was shutting down the Playstore, which is responsible for selling apps and other content for Google’s Android platform, as a result of the launch of a rival app store.
However, Google has made no secret of its intentions to continue to operate the Play app store on Android devices.
It has also been clear in recent weeks that it intends to charge for Android access on Google Play, and to eventually charge for other services that Google provides to users.
The launch of Google’s Play app on Android means that it will be possible to access Android apps from the Google Play Store for the first to three months of its launch, after which the app will no longer be available to users on Google’s own platform.
Google said it is not aware of any Android device manufacturers which have chosen not to participate in the Play App program.
“Google’s Play Store will continue to function as an alternative source of apps and content for Android devices,” Google said in a statement.
“For the first few months of the app’s availability, users will be able to access thousands of Android apps in Google Play.”
Google’s decision comes as Android continues to experience a surge in popularity.
Google has been able to sell over 100 million devices, and according to IDC estimates, around 60 per cent of Android users use an Android phone at least once a month.
The app store also offers a number of other services, including a search engine, Google Maps, and a host of other data services, which Google has largely been able with its existing Android platform.
Google is also expanding its use of virtual reality to offer more and more content for its Android platform as part of its efforts to improve the quality of the experience.
It is now planning to bring its VR services to Android, and is also working to add more services to its Google Home platform.