I am creating and Android game, and will need to partner with a publisher. I am curious about how this is typically implemented. Probably publishers are going to have a difficult time trusting some developer that they don't know to pay them, assuming the develop puts the game up on Google Play. So will the publisher want the apk file so that they can put it up on Google Play themselves?
Or does Google Play have a mechanism where the royalties can be automatically split between two parties from sales/IAP?
I know that all contracts will be different and it will depend, but I'm just looking to get a general idea of what is usual/typical.