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Google Fails to Have Lawsuit Dismissed

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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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Brad K

Dec 22, 2014, 1:25 PM

So...

When can we start buying brand new Ford Pick-Up trucks with Dodge engines? It's not fair that they only offer Ford engines as options out of the factory. If this is the precedent they are trying to set then there are a whole lot of companies that have lawsuits coming.

Let me know when I can get McDonalds fries with my Whopper too.
The actual legal precedent is the DOJ lawsuit against Microsoft for bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. That lawsuit was pretty asinine too....even though many of the people currently complaining about this lawsuit against Google totally had no...
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Shadith

Dec 26, 2014, 6:04 PM

Google vs Bing?

If I wanted Windows products I would buy a Windows phone.

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.
Zpike

Dec 24, 2014, 11:17 AM

Most people don't realize the difference

between AOSP and GMS. But any app installed through GMS can be easily removed from Android. And as I have recently discussed in these forums, Google has pretty much neutered AOSP and stuck most everything in GMS. I expect this lawsuit to go exactly nowhere.
CellKing

Dec 18, 2014, 3:39 PM

what is this world coming to

I cant believe you can sue someone for buying there phone. your buying a google Phone ! what do you think is gonna be there search engine , your complaining about not being able to use bing then go buy a nokia then. oh wait there market is not that amazing on software thats why, get out of here you broke people
What's the default search engine on Windows Phone?
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*their, *you're, *their, *you're, *their.
netboy

Dec 19, 2014, 8:39 PM

dont forget to sue apple also!

iphone comes with apple map ! how dare they not preinstall google map on the phone out of the box !
Globhead

Dec 19, 2014, 11:26 AM

"forced to use Google's apps in lieu of..."

That's just false. Nothing stops you from using other services, even if the Google apps were permanent (they can be disabled though).
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