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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RE: Microsoft
by bentoo on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:49 UTC in reply to "Microsoft"
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Cool story Microsoft, can I buy PowerPoint by itself yet?

You can, and always have been able to buy Office products separately. See:

How about install Firefox or Chrome on Windows Phone 8?

Not a Microsoft restriction. Ask Mozilla and Google.

Install anything other than Windows RT on a Surface RT device?

Valid, but not really fair. Who buys a tablet (Nexus, Surface RT, etc.) just to run another OS? Ubuntu super-fans maybe? Alternatively, can I install Windows on a Google Pixel?

How about "secure" boot that really just makes it a lot harder on alternative desktop OS vendors?

How can an optional feature cause so much trouble? Do you complain equally about Chrome OS "verified boot" and Android's locked boot loaders?

Gmail isn't even the default e-mail client on Android phones.

It is the second you enter your Google account information at setup. (Ok, maybe it asks. But my anecdotal evidence is that the normal email application is still un-configured on my Xoom 4.2.1 AOSP making me believe it is automatic.)

Thanks for all the misinformation. I'm not trying to argue that the FairSearch claims are valid, but had to comment on this single post due to the amount of inaccuracies in it.

Edited 2013-04-13 16:50 UTC

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