EU Android Case Not Bulletproof Despite Lower Tying Bar

Law360, London (April 20, 2016, 11:07 PM BST) -- The European Commission's latest antitrust charges against Google over contractual restrictions on Android device makers hew to well-worn case law in Europe over exclusivity, but experts said the watchdog still must prove that the Internet giant's conduct actually blocked rivals from the market.

The European Union's antitrust enforcer on Wednesday accused Google Inc. of illegally abusing its dominance in search and the market for licensed operating systems. The watchdog's statement of objections targeted the tech giant's requirements that device manufacturers pre-install Google Search and Chrome and forgo making alterations to the open source operating system in order to get access to...

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