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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lemur2
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2007-02-17

Hopefully google will just concede and allow vendors to bundle whatever they please.


They already do so. Vendors can already bundle whatever they please.

There is perhaps a certain minimum set of apps that must be shipped before one can call one's device "Android", but AFAIK they don't have to be Google's apps. Nokia could ship Nokia maps if they want to.

After all, "Android" is a product of the Open Handset Alliance, not just Google.

http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/

Welcome to the Open Handset Allianceâ„¢, a group of 84 technology and mobile companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience. Together we have developed Androidâ„¢, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform.


http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/oha_members.html

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