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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chandler
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2006-08-29

[My Android tablet shipped with Android, with the Google Play store installed, but left Google Maps off.

If Kogan Australia could do it, why couldn't Nokia?


I've seen a number of small manufacturers who ship Google Play even though they have not gone through the compatibility program. Looking at the Google Play Developer Console, where all compatible devices are listed in order for app developers to manually exclude devices, I couldn't find any reference to Kogan, or anything that looked like a relevant model number. My suspicion is that they're not actually Google certified.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"[My Android tablet shipped with Android, with the Google Play store installed, but left Google Maps off.

If Kogan Australia could do it, why couldn't Nokia?


I've seen a number of small manufacturers who ship Google Play even though they have not gone through the compatibility program. Looking at the Google Play Developer Console, where all compatible devices are listed in order for app developers to manually exclude devices, I couldn't find any reference to Kogan, or anything that looked like a relevant model number. My suspicion is that they're not actually Google certified.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogan_Technologies

http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/kogan-slides-under-google-with-a-119-ta...

You could well be right, perhaps they are not actually Google certified.

Then again, they do sell a number of Android tablets other than their own brand, including Google's Nexus brand:

http://www.kogan.com/au/shop/tablets-laptops/android-tablet/

... so perhaps they may be Google certified.

Either way, Google certified or not ... the question remains ... if Kogan can do it, why can't Nokia?

Edited 2013-04-11 06:22 UTC

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