over imposing restrictions on [...] mobile network operators,
Special "premium" tariffs for iPhones?
Google abuses its dominant market position, according to EU antitrust folk. In a Statement of Objections addressed to Google and its parent company Alphabet, the European Commission has warned the advertising giant over imposing restrictions on Android device manufactureers and mobile network operators, and is thus in breach …
Quite clearly what Google is doing, is RIGHT for consumers. There is only 1 Android, and it makes manufacturers play by the rules. You want Google Apps, then you follow the rules, you want Android, by all means do with it what you will, but don't expect us to allow Google apps on it.
The fact everything works in the Android world, manufacturers play nicely (because they have to), and users benefit. if they don't like GMail, or feel that bundled Chrome isn't for them, then fine, you can disable the built in apps in ROM, they disappear from the launcher, and you are free to install whateverr email or browser you wish,
If only Windows was like this, Internet Explorer is still being forced upon me in 2016, with Windows 10, it's still welded heavily into the operating system. It's clear to me, this whole anti-trust is being driven by someone on the Microsoft payroll in the EU.
Why isn't Microsoft in the spotlight anymore for IE bundling?
These are way worse than what Google is being accused of. I see their other complaint is Google fix app search results. I disagree, searching Google Play for Office Suite, and it's Microsoft apps at the top of the results, Google Docs is about number 8 in the results.
This whole thing is a massive fail, and demonstrates why the EU is failing...
Google is a relative nice guy compared to apple, Microsoft and oracle.
Look at the privacy you get for Apple Pay compared to Android Pay. Apple doesn't collect any information and what's more prevents the merchant from even getting your name - some merchants don't like it because they consider it "too private"; they get more information from traditional credit card purchases.
Google wants to know everything you buy, from whom, and for how much to tie back into their vast database they keep about what you've searched, what ads you've seen or clicked on, what web sites you've visited etc. because that whole pile of information from original intent signaled by a search to completion of purchase is extremely valuable on the open market. No one has ever been able to assemble that complete picture before.
Android appears free only to those who place no value on their privacy.
By referring to the referendum as "brexit", you've already nailed your colours to the mast. Nice that you'll be helping to decide the future of the country based upon whether or not the EU is upset over Google's dominance instead of anything that, you know, matters...
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