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EU: Nokia emerges as persistent force in latest Google complaints

 |  May 7, 2013

As part of a tribe of 17 firms taking on Google with the European Commission, Nokia has reportedly emerged as the leader to address the group’s concerns head-on. According to reports, the latest complaints against the search giant stem from the way the company requires mobile phone companies to install a slew of applications – which provide consumer data to Google – on their phone products in order to use the Google-owned Android operating system. According to reports, Android has been installed on nearly two-thirds of major market smartphones. Nokia, FairSearch and the rest of those voicing opposition to the practice argue the requirement is “predatory” and monopolistic. Nokia’s head of competition law declined to respond to a request for comment. Reports say the complaint issued to the Commission, issued early last month, was in the works since last November.

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