Google responds in EU antitrust case: “Android hasn’t hurt competition”

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November 10, 2016
Ars Technica    
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Google -- as expected -- has dismissed the European Commission's charge that the ad giant abused Android's dominance to block its competitors in the market. The company is accused of using Android's position as the dominant smartphone operating system in Europe to force manufacturers to pre-install Google services while locking out competitors. ... the multinational corporation defended its position and spoke of the open source nature of the Android operating system. It also compared a typical Android smartphone to rivals Apple and Microsoft. According to Google, 39 out of 39 pre-installed apps are from Apple on iPhone 7, and 39 out of 47 pre-installed apps on the Microsoft Lumia 550 are from Microsoft." (11/10/16)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/11/google-rebuffs-eu-antitrust-charge-against-android/  

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