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Antitrust allegations against Google in the EU popup, Android takes the stand

Google under attack in the EU, antitrust lawsuit against Android

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 9, 2013 at 2:33 am CDT (0 mins, 33 secs time to read)

Google have enjoyed their fair share of antitrust accusations in Europe, but now the New York Times is reporting that new anti-competitive allegations have been levied against Android. This new complaint was filed by Fairsearch, whose members include people from Microsoft and Nokia among other companies.

Antitrust allegations against Google in the EU popup, Android takes the stand | TweakTown.com

The group are claiming that Google are using Android as a way to push consumers into using Google's apps instead competitors' software. Fairsearch are pushing the fact that Google forces OEMs who use Android to place apps like YouTube and Gmail into hot places on the desktop. This is just the beginning of yet another antitrust lawsuit, so we should see Google respond shortly.

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