Reply to post: Re: Google is far better than apple

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

Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Google is far better than apple

> Google was able to say "If you make a phone with that, we won't let you build anything else".

You are correct that if a company signs up for play services then they can't do ASOP. They could, however, build anything else they want to, such as Windows Phones, or Tizen.

Compare that with HP where MS used 'loyalty discounts' to kill WebOS, or Dell where they dropped Android in similar circumstances.

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