Google Fails to Have Lawsuit Dismissed
Dec 18, 2014, 2:39 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Google was unable to convince a San Jose judge to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed against the search giant over preinstalled apps. The judge expressed concern over some the the plaintiffs' claims, which allege Android handset makers are forced to use Google's apps in lieu of competitive apps/services. For example, Google is the default search engine on Android handsets instead of Microsoft's Bing. The judge will dismiss some of the arguments, but wants to see more evidence from the plaintiffs before making a final decision on the antitrust complaint. Google did not comment on the decision.
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Let me know when I can get McDonalds fries with my Whopper too.
Google vs Bing?
The same with Apple products.
I purchased an Android phone I basically know what apps are available from Google that come pre-installed. If I don't like them or prefer something else I can go to the app store and install a new app of my choice.
The argument that people are too dumb to know how to change their phones is sad.
Most people don't realize the difference
what is this world coming to
dont forget to sue apple also!
"forced to use Google's apps in lieu of..."