The European Commission put forward an accusation against Google

The European Commission put forward an accusation against Google

Today, the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, officially announced the decision to bring charges in «Abuse of dominant position» and «imposition of unreasonable restrictions and conditions on the device manufacturers».

In this Monday, it became known that the European Commission can accuse Google of anti-competitive behavior, and if it is argued and the court found Google guilty, the Commission may impose a fine that could reach $ 7.45 billion, representing 10% of the annual profit of the company in 2015.

The European Commission put forward an accusation against Google

Today, the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, officially announced the decision to bring charges in «Abuse of dominant position» and «imposition of unreasonable restrictions and conditions on the device manufacturers».

As a result of the commission of investigation established that Google violates European laws “competition” by preloading its applications and services (such as the Chrome browser, Maps, Search) on the Android-devices, so that they do more harm than good.

Although users get the advantage thanks to a solid set of software “from the box”They also refrain from finding and installing new applications. As a provider of the operating system Android, Google enjoys the privilege of equipping consumers devices with full package of software, without the possibility to offer an alternative.

In addition, Google offers a variety of «financial incentives» to promote their mobile applications and services. As part of its program to combat fragmentation, Google also prevents manufacturers selling devices running competing operating systems on a project basis with the open source Android.

The Commission found evidence that «Google behavior prevented producers to sell smart mobile devices based on competing fork Android, which can become a viable alternative to Google Android».

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