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(The Korea Times)   Worst Korean antitrust regulator slaps Google with $177 million fine for abuse of market dominance. Oooh, that's gotta itch   (koreatimes.co.kr) divider line
    More: Obvious, Market power, Google, Smartphone, European Commission, Operating system, App Store, Nexus One, Google Voice  
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186 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Sep 2021 at 3:49 AM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
Tickle. The word you're looking for subby is tickle.
 
5 days ago  
In other news, Best Korea reports that total income for the fiscal year has doubled.
 
5 days ago  
Samsung being free to create it's own fork of Android without Google being able to threaten to take away their license, is a much bigger deal.

Hey evil assholes, you can't go on and on about how "open" Android is and then threaten to revoke people's license if they sell a single device running an Android fork.
 
4 days ago  
What incentive is there for google to actually pay he fine?
 
4 days ago  
FTA: The watchdog said the multinational company had effectively prevented device manufacturers from developing products loaded with modified versions of the OS.

Apparently I'm out of the loop on this one.  When did Google stop allowing modified versions of Android?  Manufacturer modifications and bloat-ware seemed to be the big reason for slow uptake of new versions and the slow rollout of important security patches.

/not to mention carrier modifications like it's 2003 and you bought your flip phone from Cingular.
 
4 days ago  
177 million??  to google?

consider that a tip.
 
4 days ago  

Izunbacol: When did Google stop allowing modified versions of Android?


Google has always forbidden any company that manufactures Android devices from making any other devices running any fork of Android.

That's why Amazon had to find a company that didn't make smartphones for anyone else so that they could make Amazon's Fire phones running Amazon's Android fork.
 
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