Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Apr 2013 10:34 UTC
Legal After Microsoft's extortion racket has failed to stop Android, and after Oracle's crazy baseless lawsuit failed to stop Android, and after Nokia adopting Windows Phone failed to stop Android, Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle are now grasping the next straw in their fruitless efforts to stop Android: they've filed an antitrust complaint with the EU, claiming Google unfairly bundles applications with Android.
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Alfman
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2011-01-28

WorknMan,

"And THAT is what they're forcing vendors to do. According to what the article says, you can't ship a device running Android and only include certain apps, while not including others."


Precisely. Some will find it debatable whether this is harmful, and nearly everyone will find it ironic that microsoft has been convicted of the same sort of bundling in the past. Microsoft's intentions may not be pure, but it seems logical to me that if it was illegal for microsoft, then it should be illegal for google as well in the markets which they have a monopoly.

Hopefully google will just concede and allow vendors to bundle whatever they please. It's not like google needs to bundle software to attract users - they still have a tremendous marketing advantage in the android ecosystem due to their brand.

Edited 2013-04-10 01:03 UTC

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