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: Some truth ...
by Morgan on Wed 10th Apr 2013 10:45 UTC in reply to "Some truth ..."
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Microsoft doesn't allow any other app stores than their own on WP7 and WP8 phones and tablets. They don't allow any other browser besides IE. Look in the Play store and you'll see about two dozen browsers at any given moment. Install the Amazon app store and you never have to use Play again. You can even choose to set up your Gmail account using the generic Email app instead of the native Gmail app.

Maybe they are playing their cards carefully as you said. Or, perhaps a company built on open source technology from day one just likes the idea of choice and openness in their products.

I'm not one to trust Google with everything (especially my personal data, though they already have too much of it anyway) but even with all its warts, Android is the most open mobile platform available now. That may change when Ubuntu Phone OS hits, but it will have a lot of catching up to do.

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