Android and antitrust: The EU’s Google case explained

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Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3279954/mobile-wireless/android-and-antitrust-the-eus-google-case-explained.html#tk.rss_all

Google’s Android mobile operating system is based on open-source software, but some of the most useful parts of it – Maps and Search, for instance – are proprietary, and the company makes sure that anyone wanting to use those features has to use other services that make it money too.

If an investigation by the European Union’s antitrust authority finds that that behavior constitutes abuse of a dominant market position, it could expose Google to a fine of up to $11 billion.

[ Further reading: Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today ]

While the fine won’t have much effect on

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