Mobile > Portable

EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine

6 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Google search app on an Android portable device on February 5, 2018.
The European Commission today fined Google $5.05 billion for violating EU antitrust rules, saying that "Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search."
The commission said that Google is violating antitrust law by requiring phone manufacturers to pre-install the Google search app and Chrome browser "as a condition for licensing Google's app store ."
Google also violated EU antitrust rules by...
Read more ...

 

European Commission Fines Google €4.3bn For Android Market Dominance Abuses

European Commission Fines Google €4.3bn For Android Market Dominance Abuses

6 monthes ago   |   By Anand Tech

Today the European Commission has announced that it has found Google in breach of EU antitrust and has fined the company €4.34 billion.
The original proceedings against Google formally opened in April 2015 and investigate Google's business practices related to Android licensing between 2011 and 2014 and has found the company of breaching EU rules prohibiting anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant market positions.
As detailed in the thorough press-release, the particular three illegal practices which Google has been found in conducting are as follows:
has required manufacturers...
Read more ...

 

European Commission's verdict is out, $5 billion fine for Google

European Commission's verdict is out, $5 billion fine for Google

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

As we reported earlier this week, the European Commission released its decision on the case investigating Google for illegally limiting phone manufacturers' use of third party software on Android devices.
The Commission proved once again that it's not playing around when it comes to fines and ordered Google to pay a record high $5.04 billion for its unfair practices.
If Google doesn't make changes satisfying the regulator within 90 days, it can impose further fines that can reach 5% of Alphabet's daily turnover.
For the people left wondering how ...
Read more ...

 

Google CEO on $5 billion EU antitrust fine: ‘Android has created more choice, not less'

Google CEO on $5 billion EU antitrust fine: ‘Android has created more choice, not less'

6 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Following the record $5 billion antitrust fine announced today by European regulators, Google CEO Sundar Pichai penned an impassioned defense of the company's Android mobile operating system. “If you buy an Android phone, you're choosing one of the world's two most popular mobile platforms - one that has expanded the choice of pho...
Read more ...

 

European Commission Fines Google $5.1B for Favoring and Pre-Installing Own Services on Android

European Commission Fines Google $5.1B for Favoring and Pre-Installing Own Services on Android

6 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

The European Commission hit Google with a $5.1 billion fine today, stating that the tech company broke EU antitrust laws by striking deals with Android phone manufacturers to favor Google's services over rival services .
Android P is the newest version of the software , set to launch this fall
Specifically, the European Commission pointed towards the Google search bar and Chrome web browser coming pre-installed on Android smartphones like those made by HTC, Huawei, and Samsung. With these options already in smartphones when users purchase them, other services are "unfairly boxed...
Read more ...

 

EU's antitrust chief details Google's Android abuses, including killing Amazon's Fire OS

EU's antitrust chief details Google's Android abuses, including killing Amazon's Fire OS

6 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Ever since the European Union launched its antitrust case against Google's Android two years ago, Silicon Valley insiders and tech pundits have been scratching their heads. They are alternately bemused and puzzled by the same questions: How can something that a company gives away for free possibly be the source of an antitrust complaint? How...
Read more ...

 

Google Hit With Largest EU Antitrust Fine Ever Due To Android

Google Hit With Largest EU Antitrust Fine Ever Due To Android

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

The European Commission on Wednesday officially confirmed hitting Google with the largest antitrust fine in its history amounting to €4.34 billion, or $5.04 billion. The sanction was issued following a lengthy investigation into the company's Android practices, with the European Union's competition watchdog concluding Google exhibited monopolistic behavior by forcing and incentivizing original equipment manufacturers to pre-install its comprehensive app suite on their Android devices and avoid giving rivaling solutions the same treatment, thus hurting third parties and breaking the...
Read more ...

 

Google Fined $5 Billion By EU Regulators Over Android

Google Fined $5 Billion By EU Regulators Over Android

6 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

The European Commission has announced that it is fining Google's $5 billion or €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules with its Android operating system. The commission has now given Google 90 days to change the way it imposes restrictions on Android device makers or it will be fined up to 5% of its average...
Read more ...

 

EU hits Google with record €4.34bn fine for 'very serious illegal behaviour' in Android antitrust case

6 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

The European Commission has fined Google a record €4.34 billion in an antitrust case that saw the company accused of using Android as a "vehicle to cement its dominance as a search engine". The Commission said that Google forced phone makers to pre-install its software on their handsets, taking advantage of Android's popularity, and breaching European antitrust rules. The EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager summed things up by saying Google has been "denying rivals a chance to innovate and compete on the merits". See also: Chrome's RAM usage is higher than ever as Google...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Portable      App Store      Mobility      Internet      Phone      Mobile      Android      Networking      Phones      Mobiles      Device      App      Google      Devices      Apps      Portables      Network      Networks      Policy      Android      EU      Google      Smarts      Smart      Business      Open      Software      Softwares      News      One      Media      Antitrust      Apple      Category-      Computers & Electronics      Internet & Telecom      Mobile & Wireless      IOS      IPhone      Sundar Pichai      Web      Tech      Huawei      Deals      HTC      Deal      Samsung      Smartphones      Smartphone      Puzzle      Puzzles      Amazon      Fire OS      Android News      Google News      Tech News      Mobile Phone News      Top News      Article      Europe  


AirPods 2 Could Launch This Spring In A Black Color Option

AirPods 2 Could Launch This Spring In A Black Color Option

For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on a second-gen set of AirPods headphones, and now according to a report from Economic Daily News , it... Read more ...

Samsung launches first-ever US retail stores

Samsung launches first-ever US retail stores

As Samsung celebrates the ten year anniversary of its Galaxy line, the Korean hardware giant has announced that it will open its first retail stores in the US. The company... Read more ...

Google Pixel Slate 2: what we want to see

Google Pixel Slate 2: what we want to see

It's too early to tell what the future has in store for Google's ill-fated Pixel Slate , having released in November 2018. Google may not even release a Pixel Slate 2... Read more ...

OPPO Patents New Foldable Smartphone Design With One Display

OPPO Patents New Foldable Smartphone Design With One Display

Yet another foldable smartphone patent was published at WIPO , and this one belongs to OPPO. This is not the company's first foldable smartphone patent, not at all, OPPO... Read more ...

ARCore 1.7 adds Augmented Faces API for AR selfies, new ‘Elements' app...

ARCore 1.7 adds Augmented Faces API for AR selfies, new ‘Elements' app covering design basics

ARCore is Google's platform for mobile augmented reality which does not require specialized hardware. As of December, it's available on 250 million devices and powers features... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: $150 off 10.5-inch iPad Pro, AirPods $140, Logitech TV...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: $150 off 10.5-inch iPad Pro, AirPods $140, Logitech TV Bluetooth Keyboard $58, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don't forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys... Read more ...

Underwhelming Sony Xperia L3 renders and specs leaked

Underwhelming Sony Xperia L3 renders and specs leaked

Images of Sony's upcoming Xperia L3 have been leaked online, along with specs and some clues as to the device's features. The renders and information, courtesy of WinFuture... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e officially unveiled with copycat iPad Pro design...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e officially unveiled with copycat iPad Pro design, $399 price tag

It's amazing that Android tablets are still a thing in 2019, but even so, Samsung has unveiled a brand new Android tablet in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e which bears... Read more ...

Save 85% on the MindFi Mindfulness: Lifetime Subscription

Save 85% on the MindFi Mindfulness: Lifetime Subscription

We have a great deal on the MindFi Mindfulness: Lifetime Subscription in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 89% off the normal price. The MindFi Mindfulness... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ And Its 12GB RAM Impress With Benchmark Scores

Samsung Galaxy S10+ And Its 12GB RAM Impress With Benchmark Scores

Top-of-the-line variant of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has now surfaced on both AnTuTu and Geekbench. Both of those listings share some spec information when it comes to this... Read more ...