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.
Thread beginning with comment 558208
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

"Google isn't forcing anyone to do anything. IF you want to ship "Android" you have to have certain apps installed


And THAT is what they're forcing vendors to do. According to what the article says, you can't ship a device running Android and only include certain apps, while not including others. It's either ALL or NOTHING. In other words, Nokia couldn't ship a phone running Android, with the Google Play store installed, and then include their own mapping solution while leaving Google Maps off.
"


I should have been clearer, my apologies. You can not ship a device with Android and call it Android. To use the term Android, you must meet certain minimums. Amazon and B&N both ship Android, without having any Google apps. They just don't use the trademark Android when they advertise. Just like Google uses Java as a language, but doesn't say it uses Java.

Reply Parent Score: 3

lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry if it isn't certified as an Android Device it cannot be an Android Device. It is something that is very similar but not the same.

IF it doesn't have exactly the same set of features it cannot be called one.

This is basic requirements engineering.

Reply Parent Score: 3