Google Could Be Hit With A Large Fine In Android Antitrust Case

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passivecool

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I don't care what they preinstall, really. What irks me is all the stuff you can't get rid of (by normal means): play books, play movies, play games, play music, youtube ... :p
Then all the samsung cr*p. I think 2/3 of all the apps on my note is stuff i don't want.

I would be very pleased if this suit forces change to this industry ... is it a "policy", or a "disease"?
 

jacksmith21006

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Google made it so people that could not afford an iPhone can have a great smartphone by giving Android away for free.

Google just needs to start charging for Android and problem solved. Then credit back when include the Google Services.
 

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I think it's disgusting that the EU keeps milking US technology giants for quick paydays. Google should tell the EU to go piss up a rope. I double dog dare you to try to block Google from Europe.
 

thejanitor

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Sounds familiar. Remember when Microsoft was sued for packaging Internet Explorer exclusively with Windows? I guess Google thought they were above being sued for the same thing...
 

alextheblue

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Yeah I'm not a huge fan of Google's business model (and internal practices) but this is just the EU making a cashgrab like they did with MS.

I do agree with Passive though, they make it hard to uninstall a lot of Google/OEM crapware. With Windows handsets I could uninstall almost everything that was preloaded (aside from essential software that you need for the phone to function), without rooting. That's one thing that really needs to change.
 
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