Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google Trading Ideas

Joanna Estrada
July 23, 2018

The EU's Competition Commissioner wants action from Google within 90 days to stop controlling which search and browser apps phone makers pre-install on Android phones. Google, which has 90 days to comply fully with the European Union order, which would entail abandoning the legal agreements tying the Play Store and Google apps to Android, has said it will appeal. Google chief Sundar Pichai immediately said the firm would appeal. Yet its prime operating systems, which depend on scores of hardware partners, haven't kept up.

As Google has discovered with the Oracle lawsuit, appealing is an exhausting and debilitating process and if it were to lose both and have to pay the $8.8 billion demanded by Oracle back in 2010, or even more to take account of the passage of time, plus $5 billion, or even more, it might be that charging for the Android operating system might not be enough to justify its ongoing investment. The aim is for this to happen in the next half decade, one person said.

Another 2017 article from Digital Trends revealed that Google has also made Fuchsia compatible with Apple Inc.'s Swift programming language, though it's not clear why.

United States president Donald Trump has lambasted the European Commission for hitting Google with a record breaking $5 billion fine amidst anti-competitive complaints, stating that the governing body is taking advantage of the US. It makes intuitive sense for the European Union to refrain from punishing Apple, too: If a product wholly belongs to a company, it can decide what to wrap into it. As per spokesman of Google AI Verney, it is a vibrant ecosystem with a rapid innovation and low prices which are said to be classic hallmarks of robust competition.

Still, Fuchsia is more than a basement skunkworks effort.

However, not many details about the project are known right now.

As a result of these restrictions, the European Commission has decided, Google unfairly drove internet traffic to their own servers. "They might be able to regain some power that they've ceded to device manufacturers and telecom carriers".

If smartphone makers and mobile network operators could not include our applications on their wide range of devices, this would upset the balance of the Android ecosystemGoogle ... and Apple? . Blumenthal previously called on regulators to investigate how Google tracks users of Android phones. Google has tried to address this problem head-on recently. In a test, Ars engineers showed off how it looks on such a device (pictured), revealing how it completely redesigns the main home screen as a big scrolling list. This single software base could be Fuchsia. By confining companies to strict contracts, in order to use their services, the commission insists that Google is abusing its dominant position. So Fuchsia is being developed with voice interaction at its core. The US is now also considering taxes on imports of European cars. As such, the developers of the new operating system have an uphill task at their hands.

The company must also settle some internal feuds. The ad team prevailed, this person said.

That idea, however, threatens the very foundation of Android.

It is now learnt that Google is working on such an OS that is capable of running in-house gadgets such as Pixel phones, smart speakers, third-party devices that are compelled to run on Android and Chrome OS.

Details of Fuchsia first emerged in August 2016, when code for the OS popped up on Google's open-source GitHub repository.

Another risk comes from the foundation of the new operating system.

Moving from Linux, though, could have some upside for Google.

Meanwhile, tech giant Google has not said anything related to the "Idiot" search manipulation so far.

A benefit from the project is that it will be new challenge for experienced company hackers - which only makes it stronger in the long run.

"They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!"

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