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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Makes sense to me
by qweedom on Tue 9th Apr 2013 19:23 UTC
qweedom
Member since:
2011-01-01

I can understand wanting to ship only a subset of the standard Google apps. This issue is (for example) that a manufacturer could not replace the standard browser but keep everything else. Me personally as an end-user, I'd love to be able to uninstall some of the default apps and replace them with better ones.

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RE: Makes sense to me
by Kochise on Tue 9th Apr 2013 19:51 in reply to "Makes sense to me"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

It could only work if your are an experienced Android user and knows the apps to install.

Me, as a user, I'd like first to see my phone not crippled with carrier's crapwares. And having a minimum set of applications would be interesting instead to have just Google play at first boot that requires you to connect to your Google account and start digging through thousands of applications to find the ones that suits me after several trial and errors.

Just note that app sync works between your devices connected to the same Google account. Buy a new device, sync it, you'll get your favorite apps you're used to installed in no time.

Kochise

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RE: Makes sense to me
by vidarh on Wed 10th Apr 2013 10:47 in reply to "Makes sense to me"
vidarh Member since:
2011-10-14

While I agree, nothing stops a vendor from shipping the Google apps *and* alternatives, and make the alternatives the default ones, does it? At least several of my Android devices (admittedly cheap Chinese ones from companies that might have ignored Google's rules) came with pre-installed alternatives to one or more Google applications as well as the Google applications themselves.

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