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Pichai defends Google’s higher fees for Google Play vs. Chrome Web Store.

“The people on mobile phones rely on app stores to discover applications. It is the primary source of discovery, it has mobile APIs so people can actually build applications, it provides the safety and security for users so they can trust those applications.” He goes on to add that it provides payments and more.

“It offers substantially more value,” Pichai concludes.

Today, the Chrome Web Store only offers extensions, he says.