The European Commission in July hit Google with its biggest ever fine, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty, giving the U.S. tech giant 90 days to change its practices.
Android, the paper goes on to note, is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world.
Its new measures will see Android manufacturers build "forked" versions of their devices for European markets while still being able to use Google's applications. One of the things the company will do is to start charging smartphone makers a licensing fee to use Google Play. For years, Google's Android license has been an all-or-nothing deal.
Forked versions of Android haven't really performed well apart from China, where most Google services are banned.
Until now, Google has only allowed phone vendors to ship the Play Store app with their phones only if they abide by strict rules. Lockheimer did not say how much the new licences will cost, but noted the funds would contribute to the continued development and free distribution of its Android operating system. Alphabet Inc. stated this week that they will soon be issuing license fees to manufacturers that wish to pre-install Google apps on their devices in Europe, this is a change in Google's previous business model which relied heavily on advertising.
Google has been banging the drum for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for some time, initially seeing the tech as a way of improving the user experience of web apps before suggesting it could present a real alternative to native desktop applications.
Google's making changes to comply with the EC's exact complaints over exclusivity of Android licenses and app bundling, and it's doing so as a show of good faith even as it appeals the decision.
Google is revamping its requirements for pre-installed Google services on Android to comply with new regulations.
European Union antitrust enforcers in their July decision said Google's anti-competitive behaviour, which dated to 2011, included forcing smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search and its Chrome browser together with its Google Play app store on their Android devices.
New commercial agreements will also be supported for "non-exclusive pre-installation and placement" of both the Search app and Chrome.