EU gives Google more time to respond to Android complaints

Sep

8

2016

Google was the EU in late April accused exploit the dominance of its open operating system Android for mobile devices. The criticism refers mainly to the preinstalled Google apps: manufacturers who renounce all the freebies like Google Search, Chrome and Co., the app in the Play store may not preinstall namely. But the other is of course the most important access to other programs. Now the European Commission Google whilst admitting two more weeks to respond to the allegations.

Actually Google should first until 27 July time position to be based, but then obtained an extension until 7 September. Now the EU has extended the deadline by another two weeks. Exactly remains Google now until 20 September time to explain to the EU Commission.

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If the court rules that Google exploits the dominant position of Android, a penalty of up to 7.4 billion US dollars or about 6.54 billion euros, or 10% of annual revenues could then occur. In addition, the EU Commission is currently also whether Google for in the search results. B. own Shop results lists preferred. As the story proceeds, can be currently difficult to say. First, Google will need to take still. Then may follow, the months if not years could drag on to lengthy checks.

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