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Google Begrudgingly Starts Complying With Android Antitrust Ruling

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Google started making some concrete moves aimed at complying with the antitrust order the European Commission issued this summer, alleging the American technology giant abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in order to promote its mobile apps and services at the expense of rivaling solutions. While the Alphabet-owned firm recently filed a complaint against the decision, it's now begrudgingly making some changes in order to prevent what the EC deems anti-competitive behavior in the future.
Starting from October 29, original equipment manufacturers interested...
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Google will start charging Android smartphone makers to use its apps

Google will start charging Android smartphone makers to use its apps

6 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Google is to start charging Android manufacturers for the right to pre-install its mobile applications in Europe as it seeks to comply with an EU antitrust ruling it is in the process of appealing. Android is the world's dominant mobile operating system, accounting for more than 85 per cent of the global smartphone market, but in July this year, the EU concluded the negative aspects of Google's dominance and its licensing practices were difficult to ignore. It said the requirement that some manufacturers preinstall Google applications as a condition for licensing the Google Play store, as...
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Google To Start Charging A Licensing Fee For Android In Europe

Google To Start Charging A Licensing Fee For Android In Europe

6 monthes ago   |   By Inquisitr

For a long time, Google has been regarded as the Microsoft of smartphones. Soon, they will be taking one step closer to making that a reality. The New York Times has the report.
“LONDON - Google has always made its Android mobile operating system available free as a way of getting its search engine, web browser and other applications on as many devices as possible to collect data about users and to sell advertising.
But on Tuesday, in response to a European antitrust ruling this year, the company said it would for the first time begin charging handset manufacturers to install Gmail, Google...
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