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Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax


"Android partners wishing to distribute Google apps may also build non-compatible, or forked, smartphones and tablets [snip]"

Such pathetically passive aggressive language there. I'd be pretty peeved at that attitude if I were the Competition Commissioner.

A pity it doesn't require them to make everything else also optional. I realise much is tied to Google Play Services and it might even make sense for them to make that, or access to the Play Store, the one paid-for item due to the real value it adds. But I'm sure Google knows very well it's crucial to keep users tied to the Play Store. They don't want more Valves.

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