Published: Mon, July 23, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Google’s Fuchsia OS could one day replace Android, say reports

Google’s Fuchsia OS could one day replace Android, say reports

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the European Union was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the record $5 billion fine that European antitrust regulators slapped on Google on Wednesday.

Trump took to Twitter over the decision: "I told you so!" The EU's aim is to support manufacturers which sell smart devices using different versions of the Android operating system to Google's, such as Amazon's Fire OS, which she said they had been prevented from doing.

"Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine", said Vestager.

It's understandable that Margrethe Vestager, the European Union competition commissioner, didn't go for a complete ban on preinstalling basic apps on mobile phones.

According to the commission, Google offers its mobile apps and services to device manufacturers as a bundle, which includes the Google Play Store, the Google Search app, and the Google Chrome browser.

Google’s Fuchsia OS could one day replace Android, say reports
Google’s Fuchsia OS could one day replace Android, say reports

Google began posting open-source Fuschia code online back in 2016, allowing outside app developers to experiment. Android has "created more choice for everyone, not less", Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted. Yes, because after the sanction of over 4 billion euros, Google would be ready to charge the manufacturer a license to use its operating system.

Last year, the European Commission for antitrust violations. Samsung, a hugely popular maker of Android phones, could break off and take much of the Android system with it.

The long-awaited decision comes as fears of a transatlantic trade war mount due to President Donald Trump's shock decision to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports. We intend to appeal. There are also internal concerns regarding security and ad sales: Google's ad business now relies on targeting users based on location and activity, which Fuschia's security features would likely block, Bloomberg noted.

The US on Monday filed five disputes at the WTO against five trading partners, including the European Union, for announcing trade tariffs in retaliation to its own on aluminum and steel imports. "We will continue to do it, no matter the political context".

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