Google India has introduced direct carrier billing for Google Play store for Airtel and Vodafone customers in India. Through this option, Airtel and Vodafone users will now be able to pay for all apps, music, movies, books purchases made on Google Play through their phone bill, while for prepaid users, the balance will be deducted as and when they do any purchase from Google Play store.
To recall, Google and Idea partnered, back in May, to provide the direct carrier billing service in India. In order to avail this service, customers will have to choose the billing option when prompted during the purchase. However, a nominal convenience charge will be included in the final transaction. Apart from this option, Google Play also offers debit/credit cards, Play Store gift cards, and Netbanking as a payment method in India.
Previously, Google has also announced that it is working in the direction to reduce the size of the app updates through a new technique known as File-by-File technique. The search giant says that through this technique, it is able to reduce the app update size between 65 per cent to 90 per cent of the original app size.