ashyjay92, 20 Apr 2016why don't they go after apple for not licensing iOS or allowing other devices to install iOS ... moreIOS is proprietary,while Android is open source(or kinda).There is no one complaining about IOS,as the only manufacturers of IOS devices are Apple himself.
That being said,MS was sued for Explorer(as default browser) on their Windows OS?! While Apple could get away with the same offence!Nasty isn't?
Cyanogen OS, ColorOS and chinese OEMs as well as Amazon Fire OS is good example to compete EU in that case, Android is free and anyone can build, even me, i can now download and build my own OS...
even if i`m wrong which is unlikely, Google`s products are best. Come on, which search engine competes Google Search, DuckDuckGo? Yandex? Yahoo? or even Bing?
which browser is faster? UC or Opera? or Edge?
As for OS, there is no OS that can be compared to Android except iOS, there is 2 major oses, iOS and Android... EU`s current position is probably to reduce Google`s popularity cuz it`s takes over almost everything now... they`r mad? who knows, thanks god if even they know it :D
ArnabJ, 20 Apr 2016Android is distributed as Open Source Operating System. That's why it should have all the buil... moreLet manufacturers come up with their own operating systems. Google give their operating system for free, of course, with the view of indirectly benefiting through users of android using their services which lead to them making profit. That's the condition it comes with. Anyone who feels is abused should come up with their own operating system like apple.
ethereal, 20 Apr 2016As far as I know, only pure Android OS is open source and anyone can fork from the open source... moreYou're wrong....most OEM's need Google apps license and in order to get it, they all have to pre-installed Google Apps into their devices and joint OHA (Open Handset Alliance)...OHA requires a company to sign its life away and promise to not build a device that runs a competing Android fork so as you can see Google Apps is a mandatory for them...
As far as I know, only pure Android OS is open source and anyone can fork from the open source part of its public repository.
Whereas, the Google Apps (chrome, search, gmail etc) are their proprietary apps (a separate package) and they simply do not force any OEM to have them pre-installed on their phones. The OEMs can very well decide to not to install any Google app same as some Chinese OEMs are doing alreaey.
So, I do not understand what the fuss about here???
ArnabJ, 20 Apr 2016I Second that. After all Business is meant to make profit. The blame on Google should be for t... morePersonally I think an aggressive marketing strategy is good but when you pick a fight with Google and you're a little fish it's like Mike Tyson fighting a 4 year old
Tweedus101, 20 Apr 2016I agree that all pre-installed apps that aren't necessary for the phone to run should have an ... moreI Second that. After all Business is meant to make profit. The blame on Google should be for the method it applies to earn those profits. It benefits on the expanse of others.
Me being a BCA student, my dream job is working in Google. I have high values for it but still I can't ignore what it's doing wrong.
ArnabJ, 20 Apr 2016Thanks for appreciating my points. It's should not be allowed to Manufacturers to provide s... moreI agree that all pre-installed apps that aren't necessary for the phone to run should have an optional uninstall. My htc has loads of tripe on it that I don't need but can't get rid of. As for developers of apps for android it may need to be a level of control needed from them. Obviously every company wants to succeed but the blame may not solely lie at the doors of Google for trying to push revenues and profits up.
"POLITICS IS THE LAST REFUGE OF SCOUNDRELS " old english saying .. european politicians /commsion have been involved in $10 billios scams frauds evry year since 1978- accoring to published reports ..!!!! curse of modern world are nazis facists racists brainless morals less political masters of this 2016 world -90% are ALLHARAAMS -shylocks -scoundrels !!! leave GOOGLE ALONE you scoundrels ..google is dominant because NO OTHER provides such extensive FREE net services !!!! WHY NOT start a european "goons" services to compeet with GOOGLE !!!
If that is the case, all companies should be sued coz all of them put their own apps in their deviices.
Apple should be sued first coz it not only puts it's own apps but also forces the users to use them..
Tweedus101, 20 Apr 2016Some Excellent points there tbh. Google will obviously use the whole if we didn't put apps on ... moreThanks for appreciating my points.
It's should not be allowed to Manufacturers to provide some third party apps in built just because the Developer has the possibility for paying the marketing cost. And even if They do add such apps then they should add in Data so that users who don't want to use these apps can uninstall and thus freeing precious internal storage. And Warranty should not be hanging on third party apps. Theirs some Rights of users too.
Yes, shut down Google, and watch the major economical downfall in EU.
EU is being stupid. They're bundled for convenience but nothing is stopping you from disabling them or changing the default search and browser with, for example, Cortana and Firefox. If anyone should be investigated it's Apple for not allowing you to change default apps.
How much Apple is paying the EU ? hence iOS doesn't even allow you transfer files without forcing you to install itunes
Arengium, 20 Apr 2016Well, most phones rn running on Android and we all know that Android is owned by Google. So if... moreAndroid is distributed as Open Source Operating System. That's why it should have all the built in apps Google Free. Just like old days - Browser, Keyboard, Messaging, E-Mail. Now every native Android Open Sourced App has been shut down in favor of proprietary Google App - Google Chrome, Google Keyboard, Google Messenger, G-Mail, etc. This is what Google is doing wrong. Let the Manufacturers decide whether to use Google Apps or Native Apps or Even their own in house Apps. As of Now most OEMS supply 2 apps for almost every thing. one from Google(As it's compulsory/forced) and one of their own. And most of the time OEM's apps are better than Google's.
Google should not force these things.
ArnabJ, 20 Apr 2016I suppose reason behind European Commission going against Google is that Android is actually a... moreSome Excellent points there tbh. Google will obviously use the whole if we didn't put apps on people would complain. Plus for apps like showbox you can switch the security settings off. That will no doubt lead to a warranty issue being brought up in the editing of software etc.