Recently, Google in Europe hit a wall of thick wall, because the European Commission is investigating the Android smart phone monopoly. However, as technology giants, Google can not recognize those crimes, not only in its official blog published a long article to defend themselves, and will be compared with other rival platforms. Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone are inexplicable lying gun.
We see Google's most interesting statement is that, Google said Android will not violate any form of anti-monopoly law, because its own operating system is also "no impact on competition, but the share is growing," it.
Google made it clear that if the Android operating system violates the rules of competition, then Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone also "dry" the same thing, because the two platforms they actually pre-installed even more than Android applications program.
In particular, Google pointed out that Apple's new iPhone smartphone, the pre-installed as many as 39 models, and all 39 of these are Apple's own. At the same time, Microsoft's most popular Lumia 550 smartphone, its equipped with the Windows operating system is more exaggerated in Europe, the application of pre-installed even reached 47, the same 39 from Microsoft's own development.
Seems to be because Google now has its own brand of smart phones, smart phones to participate in the field of competition, so even the strongest Android camp, Samsung has also been used to say things.
Google said the Samsung Galaxy S7, pre-installed applications are many, a total of 38 models, but only 11 of them is Google's own application.
Many pre-installed applications are not very successful, because users will download many applications, like Spotify or Snapchat. Our suite of applications can make it clear that users do not have the freedom to choose applications on the phone as needed. Google specifically mentioned.
IOS platform users can be less selective
We do not know whether Google's explanation will persuade the European Commission, but the committee really criticized Google is that Google forced Android mobile phone manufacturers to pre-installed in its application, especially the Google Play application store. In fact, Google Play is the most important part of Android, and most device manufacturers have agreed to pre-installed Google Play store, after all, in addition to a small number of areas similar to mainland China, download, install and update the application path are Is the Google Play Store.
On the contrary, the iOS platform is even worse, because the iOS platform users can choose the smallest, because they can not get through other ways to get the application.
Google then explains: "Consumers can completely ignore any of our applications at any time, and our exclusive offering is that hardware manufacturers and operators can install any application on our system, including competitors' application. In the competition, there is no monopoly. & Rdquo;
In any case, even Google made a very reasonable explanation, the EU monopoly of its investigation will not stop. In fact, the most interesting part, Google is not only called iOS competitors, and even now the market share in China is "zero" Windows Phone, is still as "rival" one.