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(C|Net)   Another day, another inquiry into Google's anti-competitive practices   (news.cnet.com) divider line 19
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2013-06-14 11:43:01 AM  
It's not Google that's the problem.  It's the telco's and manufacturers.  They're the ones that screw up Android phones.
 
2013-06-14 11:49:30 AM  
How DARE google put their business funds and their server resources towards building better products than other manufacturers that didn't have the foresight to build their own data farms and functional search engines during the beginning of the dotbomb buildup? Shame on them!
 
2013-06-14 11:52:44 AM  
filed a complaint against Google for allegedly using Android as a "deceptive way to build advantages for key Google apps in 70 percent of the smartphones shipped today."

It was my understanding that you were dealing with Google purely to get their apps and Play store pre-installed.

Anyone can install android on their hardware.  Take Amazon for example, they forked Android, if you want the playstore on a Kindle Fire you need to go hunt down the files and sideload or flash them before you can use the Google App store.
 
2013-06-14 11:53:45 AM  
Open sourcing your software? That's a regulatin'.
 
2013-06-14 12:20:30 PM  
Microsoft and Nokia complain that Google are being anti-competitive because they kicked the shiat out of them.

Neither gave a shiat about making good, easy-to-use smartphones until they realised just how huge the market was and how they were being left behind. So fark them.
 
2013-06-14 12:21:43 PM  
FTFA: According to the documents, the competitors are concerned that Google is offering Android "below cost" to boost support for its operating system. They also argue that Google has the power to force device makers to "cancel and/or delay the launch of smartphone devices" that aren't running Android.

So... are they saying that Google is paying people to put Android on devices? Because manufacturers don't pay for Android. It's Open Source AND Free.
 
2013-06-14 12:33:18 PM  
FTA: "

European competition authorities have reportedly sent out a questionnaire to Google's competitors in the mobile market, asking their opinions on its behaviors.

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2013-06-14 01:12:04 PM  

Pinko_Commie: Take Amazon for example, they forked Android, if you want the playstore on a Kindle Fire you need to go hunt down the files and sideload or flash them before you can use the Google App store.


Could you try that again in english?
It almost sounds like you said that people need to load software.
 
2013-06-14 01:37:35 PM  

farkeruk: Microsoft and Nokia complain that Google are being anti-competitive because they kicked the shiat out of them.

Neither gave a shiat about making good, easy-to-use smartphones until they realised just how huge the market was and how they were being left behind. So fark them.


Pretty much that. Reminds me of an Onion article from a loooong time ago, which talked about movie studios trying to sue Pixar for making such good movies.
 
2013-06-14 01:37:48 PM  
European competition authorities have reportedly sent out a questionnaire to Google's competitors in the mobile market, asking their opinions on its behaviors.

I hope this is a grossly oversimplified explanation.
 
2013-06-14 01:41:58 PM  
JUST DO EVIL.
 
2013-06-14 02:36:24 PM  
jjorsett


Open sourcing your software? That's a regulatin'.

Sounds like when the big dogs are getting their dick slammed in the door, they always have to government to back them.
 
2013-06-14 02:42:41 PM  
It's funny because the "anti-competitive" part is that they give it away for free and that's unfair / abusive.

Google is one of the only major companies that charge businesses for services and give to people for free.

You'd think based on their success, other companies would learn to give people their services for free instead of squeezing every penny out of them.
 
2013-06-14 02:48:23 PM  

farkeruk: Microsoft and Nokia complain that Google are being anti-competitive because they kicked the shiat out of them.

Neither gave a shiat about making good, easy-to-use smartphones until they realised just how huge the market was and how they were being left behind. So fark them.


Isn't Microsoft the company that has its operating system on something like 90% of the personal computers on Earth? And isn't Nokia the company that had about 90% of the feature phone market until they went to sleep at the switch?

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2013-06-14 03:34:59 PM  

Fantasta Potamus: Google is one of the only major companies that charge businesses for services and give to people for free.


It's free.  It just comes at the cost of your privacy.
 
2013-06-14 03:41:05 PM  

sendtodave: It's free.  It just comes at the cost of your privacy.


heh.. privacy.. how quaint
 
2013-06-14 03:51:55 PM  

farkeruk: Microsoft and Nokia complain that Google are being anti-competitive because they kicked the shiat out of them.

Neither gave a shiat about making good, easy-to-use smartphones until they realised just how huge the market was and how they were being left behind. So fark them.


Pre-iPhone, Nokia phones weren't so bad, they just had horrible battery life. And I mean even worse than any current smart phone now. Use one of Nokia's media phones like the E79 or N97 (I had both) and you could run out half the battery within an hour just by surfing the web. And neither phone really had the big screens that smart phones have now.

And Microsoft's phone OS just sucked. I can't understand why they always hobbled their mobile OS's.
 
2013-06-14 07:21:37 PM  
Sent from my iPhone.
 
2013-06-15 11:09:07 AM  
Oh, how surprising. The corporate cocksuckers in this thread seem to be in favor of these inquiries.
 
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