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Waiting for the EU to build a case against Google

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Robfactory, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2009
    East Coast
    With all the Droid talk, I started to think about all the perks owning one entails:
    Android 2.0
    5 MP dual flash LED
    3.7” multitouch capacitive screen
    Android Turn by Turn
    and many other features.
    However, will the European courts view Google’s apps as a good thing or implementation of software that will create a monopoly and diminish competition?

    A few years back the European courts deemed Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer (IE), Windows Media Player (WMP), as added on software that violated fair competition act, in short a multi-million dollar Anti-Trust lawsuit ensued. This might be a reason why the Motorola Sholes, Droid, Milestone (am I forgetting one?) is running with MotoNav rather than Google Turn by Turn.

    Google has stated Google apps are subject to the carrier’s discretion. It would be interesting to see how MotoNav will differ from Google Turn by Turn…and I’m not talking about the user interface (UI), but what’s powering it.

    It would also be interesting to see what TomTom and Garmin LTD.’s next step will be. Especially since the Google navigation system is free and incorporated into a multifunction device.


  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I agree ,

    The UK is rather a stifler for competition among companies , I was actually thinking the other day about Android & the Competition commission :D

    Especially after the Share values in certain Sat-Nav companies plummeted :eek:

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