India is planning to launch its own app store

India is planning to introduce its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make India more self-reliant, ET Now reported today, citing government sources.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the television channel reported, without providing further details, reports Reuters.

“Android has a 97% market-share in India. So, we should intervene and handhold Indian startups,” ET Now quoted government sources as saying, adding that the store would not charge the 30% fee to host apps unlike Google or Apple.

The government is also considering a plan to make it mandatory for Android phones to be pre-installed with its apps, as per the channel’s report.

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