EU to force Google to stop abuse of Android

Oct

3

2016

The European Commission plans to force Google to stop because of his practice around the Android operating system. The Commission maintains that Google to abuse of power, and therefore the company will possibly also fined.

For now the European Commission has not officially brought out about his warning to Google, but Reuters states that it has seen a document that contains the findings. It is a document of about 150 pages, and Google is instructed them to stop offering financial incentives to smartphone makers as a reward for the co-delivery of Google Apps. The Commission also argues that Google should stop punishing smartphone makers as they feather meal no Google apps; Manufacturers should not be hindered if they do not do business with Google.

In addition to the warning it is possible that Google gets fined, because the established abuse of Android is already going on for several years. The document shows that the European Commission is considering a fine ‘sufficient to ensure deterrence’. Specific amounts, however, are not mentioned in the document.

European investigation into Google’s abuse of power with Android running for some time, as the threat of a fine. According to the European Commission by September Google had to respond to the findings. How Google has responded is not known, because the answers are not made public.

There is also another case in which Google is it accused to favor its own price comparison service in search results. According to the document which Reuters has seen the European Commission will also stop these practices, which rival companies should be accorded the same ranking as the proprietary Google services.

It is unclear when the European Commission will come out with its findings. A spokesman declined to comment to Reuters. A Google spokesman said that his company wants to show that Android is actually good for the competition.

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