Google has set a strict rule that requires OEMs (phone manufacturers) to set Google Search and Google Chrome browser as pre-installed or default apps on the device they make, before they can run Google Playstore app.
Margerethe Vestager, the EU's competition chief, argues that Google’s requirement ensures its own dominance in its own internet ecosystem of services. Definitely, Google has an advantage over its search engines and browser competitors.
Another side argues that Google need more money to keep its operating system open in the first place, "Nobody is forced to take Google’s apps, but if you want to have certain apps, you have to have the whole suit".
However, it's reported that for Google to remove the rules, new method like an easier and more straightforward way of switching service engines may be forced onto Google. In addition to hefty fines.
Back in 2006, Google was fined 2.4 billion by European Union (EU) for allegedly de-ranking competitor shop comparison tools in order to favour Google's own.
So, it's necessary for Google to appeal or comply with EU ruling or face daily fines.
What's your say? Is it right or not right for Google to place a rule on its property?
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