Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is Google abusing its dominant position by Android?

The U.S. authority to regulate international trade (FTC) will examine the business practices of Google on partnerships with manufacturers of Android smartphones. The Wall Street Journal says that the ongoing investigation, on the advertising and search engine, should extend to the operating system. The commissioners are looking into whether Google has influenced its partners to do not include software or services from its competitors on their Android devices.

This is a situation similar to that of Microsoft in the late 90s. The editor was convicted of having rejected the other browsers by using its dominant position in the market for computer operating systems to facilitate the distribution of Internet Explorer and encourage OEMs to not integrate the software of other companies.
Google denies any illegal activity course

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