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EU: Aptoide wins court battle against Google

 |  October 23, 2018
According to Reuters, Portuguese app store Aptoide announced on Monday, October 22, that a local court had ruled against Alphabet’s Google in a landmark case, ordering the US giant to stop removing its app from users’ mobile phones without their knowledge.
“This court’s decision is a signal for startups worldwide,” said Paulo Trezentos, Aptoide’s chief executive. “If you have reason on your side don’t fear to challenge Google.”Aptoide’s lawyer Carlos Nestal said it was the first case of an EU national court enforcing separation of the Android operating system and services that run on it, to allow competitors like Aptoide to compete with Google apps.

“We believe this may apply to other situations where Google has competition,” Nestal said. Aptoide announced in a statement that the court decision is applicable in 82 countries, including the UK and India.

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