Google updated the “Android Market” to “Google Play”.
Previously, I was confused about app purchases. Was the only option “charge to phone”? Was the “purchase apps via credit card” option available before?
Now, the other payment options are more clearcut. I can use a credit card to buy apps, rather than charging them to my phone.
If I buy apps via my credit card, does Verizon still get a cut? That wasn’t clear.
After my disaster with “premium text messaging” fraud, I’m reluctant to charge app purchases to my phone. It’s easier to contest a fake charge on my credit card bill than on my phone bill. As a precaution, I disabled app purchases and premium text messaging.
How does Google Play work? Most credit cards charge a high fee for small transactions. Did Google negotiate a bulk discount with the credit card corporation? For example, if I charge $1, a huge chunk of that goes to credit card fees.
I’m planning to buy some emulator apps. I’m considering fpse. I’m considering either andosbox or dosbox turbo. I’d much rather charge the purchase to my credit card than to my phone bill.