Google’s Android in the crosshairs of EU antitrust




Google’s Android in the crosshairs of EU antitrust

It is not so long ago, the EU network operators interviewed to Apple’s sales conditions related to the iPhone . But now Google also gets the attention of the surveys. It should be found out whether Google other smartphone manufacturers by Android disadvantaged. In Vorderugrund is probably the use of Google services, most notably Google’s search engine.

In a catalog with 82 questions will be asked, among other things, whether Android agreements with network operators and retailers make a sales of smart phones with other operating systems or impossible. Also asked if Google branded devices can be supplied with services that compete with Google’s own services.

The investigation was launched following complaints from Microsoft and Nokia (and others not mentioned). Fit really does not want that but, after Android is an open operating system that can be highly customized by manufacturers. As an example, HTC and Samsung may be mentioned here that offer very good services on their own Android smartphones that compete with Google products. To 26 July the Befrgaten time to submit their answers.

Google spokesman Al Verney said: “Android is an open platform did fosters competition. Handset makers, carriers and consumers can decide how to use Android, including theywant Which applications to use. “This is it actually pretty good. Man must probably wait and see if there’s something comes afterwards.



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