Google responds to antitrust fine in EU

Some changes being made to licenses.

Earlier this year we reported on the record fine levied against Google by the EU.

The EU fined Google €4.3 billion for forcing mobile operators to install Google apps as the default on their services.

Google is continuing to fight the finding but is changing its licensing policy to comply with the decision.

The company is separating the license for its standard apps from Chrome and the search app. This means that a company can for example offer some Google apps (e.g. YouTube) but can rely on alternative, non-Google search and browsing tools.

Google is, however, intending to institute a paid license for mobile devices shipped into the EU.

Source: endgadget.