Today, it was the expiration day for Google to answer to the european antitrust and its accuses, and just yesterday Big G has sent its answer to them.
Principally, Google has been indicted about tre points.
- Google obliges OEMs to preinstall its google search and Google Chrome
- It forbids to use forked Android versions onto their devices.
- It has accused to have payed companies to motivate them to install its products.
The fine is about 10% of Google’s property, so 7.5 billions dollars.
So this accuse is about limited concurrency caused by Google’s politics, but Kent Walker, Big G lawyer and senior vice president, says that Android has not limited the market, but it has expanded it. In his opinion Android has permitted more people to get a device, since thanks to its open source you can find a phone even at 45$. And that’s not all, Android developers share, sell, their apps to hundred thousands people whom are free to choose the best alternative, also to Google’s ones, so Android “is not a one sense way, but a freeway with more lanes to choose”