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EU accused of abusing the dominance of Google Android system
The European Union on Wednesday accused the company Google of abusing the dominance of the operating system Android , to close at US technology giant another front that could lead to the imposition of heavy fines.
Organizers said the EU anti-monopoly by forcing that Google smart phone manufacturers to pre-install hers search engine and Web browser Chrome deprive consumers of a wider choice of mobile applications and stifles innovation.
Google already faces accusations from the European Union on promoting its own shopping service in searches on the Internet at the expense of competing services, in an ongoing issue since late 2010 in spite of three attempts to resolve these issues.
It is believed that the stakes are higher for Google in the Android system state, especially after he made last year about $ 11 billion from ad sales on smartphones operating with this system through its applications, such as maps, search, e-mail, according to financial analyst Richard Windsor estimates.
She said European Competition Commissioner Margaret Vistajer in a statement: “The Internet access sector competitive portable increasingly important for consumers and companies in Europe.” She added: “We believe that Google’s behavior deprives consumers of a wider choice of applications and mobile services, which stand in the way of innovation by the other players.”
The European Commission said that about 80% of smart handheld devices in both Europe and the rest of the world Android operating system, which is owned by Google Inc., and its development.
For its part, Google received, which has 12 weeks to reply to the charges in a statement that exceptionally Android system because it is based on open source software and open innovation.Viewing:-175
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