Android might not remain free because of new European Union ruling

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Having said that, the fine represents just over two weeks of revenue for Google parent company Alphabet, according to Reuters - a sum that "would scarcely dent" the company's current cash reserves of $102.9b.

It is likely to stoke tensions between Europe and the USA, which regulates the tech industry with a lighter hand and has complained that the European Union is singling out American companies for punishment.

Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission's competition chief, said that allowed Google to illegally establish dominance in the mobile search market.

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President Trump defended Google on Thursday, a day after the European Union slapped the company with a $5 billion fine over violating antitrust laws.

Google employs around 7,000 people in Ireland, making it, along with Apple, one of the biggest private sector employers in the State. There are actually a few different angles to the Commission's complaint, but to boil it down, it essentially claimed that Google used Android to cement its search dominance. These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits. Google, obviously, argued against the fine and announced its intent to appeal the ruling, and today the company finds itself with an unlikely ally: President Trump. "They have denied European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile sphere".

Google's plan for Fuchsia OS is very clear, they want an operating system that can replace Android, a single OS that can be found in smartphones, tablets, computers and smart devices.

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The fine was issued over what the European Union describes as "illegal practices" over how the internet giant implements its search and web browser apps on the devices of Android smartphone makers.

We can offer phone makers the option of pre-loading a suite of popular Google apps (such as Search, Chrome, Play, Maps and Gmail), some of which generate revenue for us, and all of which help ensure the phone "just works", right out of the box.

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