EU Antitrust Commission to Charge GoogleAdded: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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According to some sources, Europe’s antitrust chief is going to hit the tech giant with anti-competitive charges over its Android mobile phone OS. Margrethe Vestager, European competition commissioner, is expected to make the official announcement in the nearest future.
Industry watchers remind that European charges would open up another front in the regulatory battle between the European Commission and the multinational company, exposing Google to the risk of hefty fines and radical changes to its business practices.
The most popular search engine in the world is already battling European charges of promoting its own shopping service in the searches at the expense of rival products. That case has dragged over the last five years. The EU Commission can fine Google up to 10% of its revenues, so the stakes are high for the company, taking into account that its estimated revenues are $11bn from advertisement sales on Android phones with such Google apps as Maps, Search and Gmail.
A few days ago, Margrethe Vestager said she was concerned that Google may be favoring its applications by requiring phone manufacturers and network operators to preload them, thus gaining an advantage over rival apps.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
|they can afford it given the amount of tax paid in the uk one law for some rest of us are just ripped off like having a bedroom you don,t use woosh taxed lol|
|EU always taxing successful companies in the name of law violations. Time to pay up! I can hear France chomping their bits to get some money out of this as well.|
|must admit , it would be nice not to 20 or so apps pre loaded and non deletable google apps on my phone !|
|posted by (2016-04-21 06:44:34)|
|@ 3...Unlock and Root your phone it's a simple process then you're free to run a custom ROM and/or delete unwanted bloatware as you see fit.|
|posted by (2016-04-25 23:40:57)|
Just a quick FYI.
Root is one way,
Just disable them. also block background activity if you want. new phones allow deletion on a lot of stuff too, depending on the MFR so it isn't ALL going Googles way.
There is plenty of other pre installed junk other than Google on most phones too, get an appblocker app installed if need be, it isn't difficult to "beat the Corporate Beasts"
All the best
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