Originally Posted by PatNY
A fee for what? Where did you read this? ...
Access to Google Play is free. The OEMs are not charged a fee for offering this on their phones. Most Google-branded apps are also free.
"Android Market is only licensed to handset manufacturers shipping devices."
"The Google apps for Android, such as YouTube, Google Maps and Navigation, Gmail, and so on are Google properties that are not part of Android, and are licensed separately. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries related to those apps."
i think that licensing is where the idea comes from