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About that Android thing... Did Google add a lockout clause?

Jun 19, 2013, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])

A number of Google's rivals have recently complained about agreements between Google and mobile device manufacturers. FairSearch, which represents Microsoft, Oracle and a number of other technology companies, complained to the Commission that the agreements resulted in Google's own software and services being more readily available to consumers than those offered by rivals.

The Commission has now sent a questionnaire to mobile firms and asked them whether their agreements with Google contain clauses that prevent or limit them from "launching/distributing non-Android devices", according to a report by the Reuters.

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