Released: July 19, 2018
What Android users should know about Google’s fight with the E.U.
Source: Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
The European Union slapped Google with a $5 billion fine Wednesday, alleging that the tech giant has acted in an uncompetitive manner by pre-loading apps and its services, such as Google search and the Chrome browser, onto Android phones.
The hope is that unbundling Google’s apps from phones levels the playing field for competitors to get their foot in the door — or rather their app in front of new eyeballs. For consumers, that might mean having to seek out alternatives because there isn’t a default option.
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