Google recently changed its payout schedule for Android app developers, moving from a window that saw developers paid two days after the month ends, to a new window where the payout date is 15 days after the month’s end. The move will allow Google to hold onto payments longer, which benefits the company of course. But when Google informed developers of the change, it cited “new forms of payment” as the reason for the lengthened window. In public, a few developers have posted their outrage and/or general confusion to sites like Hacker News and Reddit , speculating that the move, in reality, was prompted by everything from a need to fight spammers to the desire to keep money in the bank longer, where it could grow interest. This response has to do more so with the language Google used to explain the shift, rather than the actual change itself.
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