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Play Store Rival Accuses Google Of Antitrust Violations

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Play Store competitor Aptoide filed an antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission's competition watchdog, accusing the Alphabet-owned technology giant of unjustifiably preventing its service from working on a number of Android devices and hence exhibiting monopolistic behavior. The antivirus mechanisms implemented into Google's operating system for smartphones and tablets inhibit the core functionality of the Aptoide app in certain scenarios and break the European Union's competition laws in the process of doing so, the complaint reads.
Aptoide specifically protested against Google Play Protect , the company's solution for protecting Android devices against potentially malicious apps, both those downloaded through the firm's own digital marketplace and other sources. The service has been prompting users to uninstall Aptoide via notifications, repeatedly warning them that the app could be used for downloading malicious software, i.e. other apps. Those who ignored what the complainant...

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