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Google to Trim Android Bloatware a Bit

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Brad K

Aug 26, 2015, 1:36 PM

What's next?

Are they going to stop pizza places from including toppings because of how unfair it is for pepperoni sales at the local market?

Shirts probably shouldn't include buttons then because it's unfair to third party button makers.

If they want to include extras in their product then let them. Obviously people are happier with their product over the competition, givin their market share. If people really don't like it then buy an iPhone or Blackberry or a Windows Phone. If enough start doing that, Google will respond accordingly.
T Bone

Aug 24, 2015, 11:31 AM

Google is a monopoly

Google has 68% of the smartphone market in the US and closer to 80% overseas, and they do use their position of dominance to try to squelch competition. There's really no question of that. Windows Phone only has about 2% market share, hardly a monopoly.

And they are a monopoly in many other areas besides smartphones. They have a monopoly on search engines (by one estimate more than 90% of ALL internet traffic goes through Google), they have a monopoly in online video (when was the last time someone sent you a video link to a site other than YouTube?), they have a monopoly in maps and navigation apps (who uses Bing Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or even Mapquest?), and they keep expanding into more and more areas.
I think your confused to what a monopoly is. A monopoly is the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. You literally said they have a monopoly in maps and navigation then immediately contradicted yourself by...

Aug 24, 2015, 8:40 AM

What Monopoly!?!?!

Google is NOT Microsoft! You also have Apple (Which is a monolith unto it's self), BlackBerry (Who was the king of Smartphones at one point), Microsoft who is King of the Desktop's. The EU needs to worry about there internal issues, like fixing Greece. Which is more important then a damned OS.
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