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

lemur2,

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

I am taking the information at face value. If it's true that google's forcing vendors to bundle, then there may be an antitrust case. If it's untrue, then there isn't. As MacTO indicated earlier, the contract between google and android vendors is information we are not exactly privy to. Keep in mind this complaint was filed in Europe, the contracts may be jurisdiction and/or vendor specific. If you have more information than what's been disclosed already, it'd be helpful if you could post a link to it. Thanks.



"My Android tablet shipped with Android, with the Google Play store installed, but left Google Maps off."

That's interesting, however I'm not sure the complaint included the tablet market since the smartphone market was explicitly mentioned. Do you have a similar example of an android phone model?

Edited 2013-04-10 03:25 UTC

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