The trial against Google for monopoly by the US authorities continues. One of the tests provided last September reveals Apple’s opinion on Android.
We imagine that you already know that Google is currently under investigation by the US Department of Justice due to monopolistic practices. The thing comes from a long time ago. An investigation was launched in 2015, although it was conducted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Others like Microsoft have also been involved in similar processes recently.
As part of the news that is being revealed about the trial that the FTC is holding against Google, through Android Authority we have learned that a Apple internal presentation from 2013in which the green robot’s operating system does not turn out well.
The huge Android tracking device, according to Apple
The presentation would have been sent by Eddy Cue to Tim Cook in 2013 and it detailed How Apple competes with Google on privacy. The biggest point of interest in that internal email is a slide that you can see illustrating this article: “Android is a huge tracking device.”
On another slide Apple your approach to privacy and they detail why it is better than Google’s. The company says it combines data from services only when it can offer the user a better experience, while Google combines data from all services. Another explains how Google voice search is linked to a user accountwhile Siri is only tied to the digital assistant.
This presentation was part of Eddy Cue’s testimony last September. The US Department of Justice has accused Google of monopolize the search engine market making exclusivity deals with device manufacturers to be the default option in their products.
During testimony last September, Cue was asked about Google and Apple’s revenue-sharing agreement. Most of his testimony was taken in a sealed room. Only now has the presentation been made publicsince it is considered that the testimony was top secret.
As they point out in the media, Apple’s accusations are somewhat ironic. In 2016, in an internal Google email, it is seen how Apple I wanted data sharing with Google to be reciprocal. According to the publication, there are still many unanswered questions about how both companies share data.