The EU Commission receives a complaint alleging abuse of dominant position on the market for smartphone operating system (FairSearch / Google)

Some thoughts on the new anti-Google (Android) complaint* Some background to the complaint Back in April the FairSearch coalition in this case only two of its members Microsoft and Nokia lodged a complaint with DG Comp alleging: (a) that by giving Android to device-makers for “free” Google engages in predatory conduct making it difficult for rivals to recoup the investments made in developing competing mobile operating systems; and (b) that “phone makers who want to include must-have Google apps such as Maps, Youtube or Play are required to pre-load an entire suite of Google mobile services, and to give them prominent default placement on the phone” [1]. Rumour has it that the Commission recently sent out requests for information in relation to this complaint. A business problem

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Alfonso Lamadrid De Pablo, The EU Commission receives a complaint alleging abuse of dominant position on the market for smartphone operating system (FairSearch / Google), 8 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 56419

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