What’s Going On With Google & The EU?

What’s Going On With Google & The EU?

If you’ve turned on a television news channel or listened to news radio in the last week or so, you’ve probably heard about the scuffle between Google and the European Union (EU). In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap.

Evidently the EU has accused Google (and the parent company Alphabet) of anti-trust. The charges deal with the Android operating system and the company’s practices towards device manufacturers. The EU believes Google has placed unfair restrictions on their OEM partners and wants to proceed with a full investigation. According to the EU, Google is unfairly requiring manufacturers to pre-install the company’s search app and Chrome web browser on all instances of their operating system. Furthermore, they feel requiring the manufacturers to set Google as the default provider provider is a market-limiting violation. Google claims the charges are superfluous and they plan to contest all of them.

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