It looks like Google could face another investigation by EU regulators, over their Android mobile OS, as European regulators have received a complaint about Android from Fairsearch Europe, which is a group of Google’s competitors.
Fairsearch Europe includes companies like Nokia, Microsoft and more, and they are basically accusing Google of making smartphone makers use other Google applications like YouTube along with their Android OS.
It accuses Google of using the Android software “as a deceptive way to build advantages for key Google apps in 70 percent of the smartphones shipped today,” said Thomas Vinje, the lead lawyer for Fairsearch Europe, referring to Android’s share of the smartphone market.
It will be interesting to see what happens, and whether Google is found to have violated antitrust rules with Android, if they are then it could end up being expensive for Google, considering the popularity of their Android OS.
Source NYTimesFiled Under: Android News, Technology News, Top News