90-10, 70-30 Hike! Google Launches Its Subscription Service

While publishers were still reeling over the details of Apple’s new app store subscription service, Google this morning announced its long-expected competitor, OnePass.

The long and short of it: Apple’s service is slightly better for users, because the company has said it won’t share customer information with publishers. In an attempt to draw publishers over to their side of the fence, Google has said it will share some information with them and will only take 10 percent of subscription revenues, undercutting Apple’s 30 percent fee.

The launch video envisions the Guttenberg bible as one of the Google store’s forebears, so it also has that going for it.