Reply to post: Re: Actually, they haven't stated the price.

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


Re: Actually, they haven't stated the price.

The commission's reasoning, according to another article that I conveniently don't have a link to at the moment, is that if Google charges for their apps, it creates an incentive for competition because now other app makers have a price point to compete with. If phone makers have to pay, then another paid option is more viable. If, for example, Microsoft wanted to push Bing and Edge to handset makers, they could compete on price. If Google is free and included by default, it is much harder to convince vendors to add another option, even if it is free.

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