Google tells EU court payments to phone makers gave Android a chance against Apple

LUXEMBOURG, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Payments to phone makers to pre-install only Google Search on their devices were not aimed at preventing competition but were necessary for Android to seize market share from Apple , Alphabet’Google told Europe’s second-top court on Wednesday. Google was addressing the General Court on the third day of a week-long hearing as it tries to get judges to dismiss a record 4.3-billion-euro ($3.7 billion) EU antitrust fine and a European Commission order to loosen its search engine grip on Android devices.

Link: Google tells EU court payments to phone makers gave Android a chance against Apple
via http://www.reuters.com

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