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Google appeals record EU fine over Android

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:27 AM

In its July decision, Brussels accuses Google of using the Android system's huge popularity on smartphones and tablets to promote the use of its own Google search engine and shut out rivals

Google hit with record 4.3-billion euro fine in EU over Android

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The new sanction nearly doubles the previous record EU anti-trust fine of 2.4 billion euros, which also targeted Google, in that case for the Silicon Valley titan's shopping comparison service in 2017. Google says it will appeal the fine

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. File photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Google rejects EU anti-trust charges over Android

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Google responds to a long rapsheet of charges involving Android that the EU filed in April They include the claim that Google used practices such as making manufacturers pre install its search engine as the default in phones

GOOGLE. A Google logo and Android statue are seen at the Googleplex in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

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Nov 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM

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Android gets record 87.5% of smartphone market – survey

Nov 04, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Android s leadership of the global smartphone market looks unassailable at the moment says Strategy Analytics Woody Oh

ANDROID DOMINANT. A picture taken on September 21, 2016 shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google decided to launch a new version of the android operating system called Android 7.0 or Nougat. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/ AFP

Microsoft: 74 companies to pre-install its apps on Android

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:07 AM

This means that Microsoft’s apps – such as Office Skype and OneDrive – will be hitting a wider number of Android devices in the future

MORE MICROSOFT ON ANDROID. Microsoft pushes for inclusion into the daily activities of the average Android user. Image from Microsoft.

ISIS has an Android app for encrypted chat

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The AlRawi app cannot be downloaded from Google Play and must be instead installed manually

Android Lollipop on 1.6% of devices in just 3 months

Feb 03, 2015 - 9:23 AM

While Android Kitkat and Jelly Bean still lead the pack the adoption rate of Android Lollipop has finally become significant enough for Google to add it to its charts

ANDROID SEGMENTATION. Most users are still running Android Kitkat or Jelly Bean. Screen shot from Android Dashboard