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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willm.wade
Member since:
2010-07-13

Last I checked it was the carriers who make it so that various applications cannot be uninstalled, and unless Google played a part in forcing them to lock Google applications then this is ridiculous.

Who locks the phones in ways that no one can install whatever ROM they want? Last I checked it was the carriers.

Hmm... Perhaps the lawsuit is just aimed at the wrong company!

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cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Last I checked it was the carriers who make it so that various applications cannot be uninstalled, and unless Google played a part in forcing them to lock Google applications then this is ridiculous.


Then you need to update your check. On the nexus 7, you cannot remove gmail, google+... apps. And the nexus is the stock android.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

You can if you root. Unlike Nokia and Microsoft WP8/RT Android, more so Nexus, supports rooting. For some of us that - stock Android, no device-locks, upgrades - are the major reasons to buy Nexus.

Edited 2013-04-10 08:02 UTC

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Not true at all. On any Nexus device you can install a custom ROM and then choose to install any or none of the Google apps. For my Nexus S 4G, I found rooting and custom ROM instructions on Google's own website. Not only do they allow it, they encourage it for developers and power users.

For a long time I've run CM10 on my Nexus, and I had to install the Google apps separately. I've only recently gone back to the stock ROM to address a battery and stability issue with a CM nightly build that I should not have installed on my daily device. And even with this stock ROM, I can easily remove any apps I want via the terminal, since the device is rooted.

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