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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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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