Monday April 08, 2013

Google Facing Antitrust Scrutiny in Europe Over Android

Dear Google,

While we are deciding whether or not to move against you for anti-competitive search practices, we decided to kill some time by investigating Android.


Your friends at the EU

The new complaint was filed by Fairsearch Europe, a group of companies that includes Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle. The group accuses Google of using Android "as a deceptive way to build advantages for key Google apps in 70 percent of the smartphones shipped today," Thomas Vinje, the lead lawyer for Fairsearch Europe, told the Times.