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Google defends Android practices after EU competition claims

Friday 11 November 2016 | 09:08 CET | News
Google has rejected the European Commission's claim that it abuses its dominant position in the Android smartphone market. The company said: "Android hasn't hurt competition, it's expanded it" and accused the Commission of favouring closed systems over the open-source based Android. In April, the Commission's preliminary conclusion of an investigation was that Google favours its own apps and services on Android devices in order to strengthen its position in the search market. Google rejected this, saying it works to ensure compatibility in the Android ecosystem and its practices are no

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Companies: Apple / European Commission / Google / Microsoft
Countries: Europe / World
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