“The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products,” Raf Casert reports for The Associated Press. “EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that ‘Google’s behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation.'”
“The Android operating system is designed to feature Google’s search engine, maps, Gmail, YouTube video service and other products that give the company more opportunities to sell digital ads,” Casert reports. “Device makers don’t have to use Android as Google sets it up, but European regulators are looking into complaints that the company penalizes those that deviate from Google’s favored design.”
“The 28-nation EU also has other investigations against Google, with the biggest centering on its search services,” Casert reports. “Google strongly denied the charges and said it was looking ‘forward to working with the European Commission to demonstrate that Android is good for competition and good for consumers.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Behold the splendor of Google’s so-called “open” platform, which is nothing of the sort.
Google’s Android is a stolen product.
The fact of the matter is that main reason why Google, Samsung et al. were able to sell phones and tablets at all was because they made fake iPhones and fake iPads designed to fool the unwitting (who are now finally waking up in droves, by the way) in much the same way as how Microsoft et al. profited wildly from upside-down and backwards fake Macs at the end of the 20th century. Google, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, et al. are the Microsofts, HPs, Dells, and eMachines of the new century.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.