S Yu, 16 Dec 2019"users still couldn’t pick a default search engine"?? Is this Turkey specific or what because... moreThat's the entire point isn't it. That it is actually become an illegal practise, given their size.
I do not see the problem here but only Turkey's greed. Google did try to cater to the Turkish's regime wishes but it refused Google's changes and still fined Google with additional penalties.
That is called extortion and Google is right to fight such unethical practices.
Turkey is not a strong market for Google, so, Google can easily write off Turkey as a none factor lost, but it would be dreadful for the Turkish people, they will most likely suffer from their regime's poor decision on GMS and we leave them with only one choice, iOS.
for all the people saying that google is a spying company, im a huawei user, and yea im waiting for harmony OS, but IF it came out and IF it became successful and IF it beats android and those are BIG IF's dont fool yourself for a second and think it will be different, intelligence and politics will force the new software to be a spying tool too, it will be the same if not even worse since it comes under chinese rules, and the thing is, its not like im a terrorist that im worried about they spying, let them do what they want
Seriously f Google
Google owns my android device and should decide the restrictions. In this case Turkey is wrong.
Great Job! Other countries should follow Istanbul.
Well done to Turkey. That's how all countries should fight monopoly and unfair acts.
"users still couldn’t pick a default search engine"??
Is this Turkey specific or what because I never encountered such an Android device be it US, German or SK firmware.
uk7866, 16 Dec 2019You fail to understand the concept of duopoly. It's not just a matter of not being able to cre... moreDuopoly or not, you always have a choice. I chose Nokia 3310 because it is a phone, not a small computer doing hell knows what behind the scenes. If you choose to use a small spy device instead of a phone, well, it is your choice.
Roman empire 2.0... on a budget
Carol, 16 Dec 2019Sorry to here this mate. I hope their will be a day when justice will prevail everywhere. I hope :(
AbstractCure, 16 Dec 2019Any country or corporation, even an individual, is welcome to create their very own mobile OS.... moreYou fail to understand the concept of duopoly. It's not just a matter of not being able to create an OS.
Google Has Fallen
uk7866, 16 Dec 2019Very sad of Google. Such a shame that there's no real alternative to the duopoly of iOS and An... moreHarmonyOS will take time to flourish, it has already been developed and ready for release as dual boot with Android on Huawei P40 series. I read this statement by Huawei for P40 series, hence true.
We need to support the ecosystem, as Samsung will never challenge Google's might again after failure with Tizen, now relegated to just smartwatches, and Huawei is next biggest OEM to Samsung.
Google is evil, and people will slowly realise it.
People haven't yet realized that Google is the way. Like in the "only way"