In addition, Google was fined a huge $5 billion for antitrust violations. The European Commision claims Google's practice of pre-installing apps like Search and Chrome on Android make it hard for the competition.
In a blogpost detailing the solution, Google said it would change existing practice and allow smartphone and tablet makers - such as Samsung or Huawei - to create non-Android compliant phones in parallel to compliant ones.
When it comes to the Android operating system itself, Google has confirmed that it will remain open and free to everyone.
Google is revamping its requirements for pre-installed Google services on Android to comply with new regulations.
Google Chrome and Search will also be available, but will need to be licensed under separate agreements.
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Brussels accused Google of using the Android system's dominance of smartphones and tablets to promote the use of its own Google search engine and shut out rivals. Since the pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome together with our other apps helped us fund the development and free distribution of Android, we will introduce a new paid licensing agreement for smartphones and tablets shipped into the EEA.
European Union antitrust enforcers in their July decision said Google's anti-competitive behavior, which dated to 2011, included forcing smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search and its Chrome browser together with its Google Play app store on their Android devices. By forcing Google's hand to un-bundle its money-making Search and Chrome, manufacturers shipping Android in the EEA that decide to forego those apps, as the EC claims they want to do, will pay for the privilege. If Google is charging OEMs to use its services, Google can't be accused of monopolizing Android.
Sept 2014 - Joaquin Almunia says he will not be able to wrap up the Google case before his mandate ends in October. But European regulators successfully argued that Google's practices gave it an unfair advantage against competitors.
This will also hopefully appease Google competitors which complained the current business model stifled competition to such an extent other products couldn't even hope to compete.
Nov 30, 2010 - European Commission opens investigation into allegations that Google has abused its dominant position in online searches following 18 complaints.