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South Korea fines Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has issued a 207 billion won ($176.64 million) fine against Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android. The anti-trust regulator has said that Google's contract terms with OEMs amount to an abuse of its dominant position, which has restricted competition in the mobile OS market. According to Reuters, Google intends to...

Epic asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite on iOS to abide by new Korean law

Following the passage of a new law in South Korea that forces Apple and Google to accept alternative payment options, Epic Games has asked Apple to allow Fortnite to be reinstated on the App Store in Korea. Should Apple allow Fortnite to be re-released on iOS in Korea, Epic Games intends to let users choose...

South Korea will force Google and Apple to accept alternative payment options

Governments around the world are scrutinizing how Google and Apple do business, thanks to outcry from developers both big and small. The arguments against Google and Apple are generally the same: They hold a monopoly on app distribution and payment options on their respective platforms, charge supracompetitive fees to developers, and unfairly restrict alternative app...

South Korea is reportedly drafting a law targeting Google and Apple’s app store duopoly

Following Google's woes in the U.S., South Korea is reportedly drafting a law targeting Google and Apple's app store duopoly. The law drafted and set to be processed as early as the 23rd of July prevents app market operators such as Google or Apple from doing the following: Forcing a specific payment method on the...

[Update: Galaxy A9 Pro] Samsung’s first Infinity-O Galaxy A8s may launch outside of China, starting with Korea

We've been talking about the Galaxy A8s for a few months now and there were many things that were unclear when we first began seeing rumors about the device. Since Samsung revealed their new Infinity Display styles, we've been wondering which devices would get which style. The Galaxy A8s is the first to come with...

[Update: KDZ Download] LG G7 ThinQ’s stable Android Pie update is rolling out in Korea

Last month, LG shared their roadmap for Android Pie updates. The LG G7 ThinQ was listed to receive stable Android Pie in Q1 2019. Lo and behold LG is holding up their end of the bargain as the update has started rolling out in Korea. The LG G7 started receiving beta updates in Korea last November,...

LG G5 Android Oreo update is imminent in Korea as kernel sources are posted

The LG G5 was launched in early 2016 with a gimmicky modular concept and Android Marshmallow. It was updated to Android Nougat later that year and since then users have been waiting for Android Oreo. Back in May, the LG G6 started getting Oreo and the LG V20 and G5 were said to be close...

LG G6+ With 6 GB of RAM And 128 GB of Storage Announced in South Korea

South Korea is the home country of several smartphone OEMs including Samsung and LG. The two companies are vying for dominance in the smartphone market space, with the former releasing its latest flagship the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and the latter releasing the LG G6 ahead of Samsung. However, at the time Samsung was...

The FTC is Investigating Google for Anti-Competitive Actions Against Samsung

Google is not a stranger to anti-competitive actions when it comes to the Android mobile platform. Things that would be considered okay if the software was only used by a minority of the market are now being frowned upon because of how much market share Android has. Reports say that Android accounts for over 80%...

Qualcomm Accused of Antitrust Violations in South Korea, Faces a $853 Million Fine

Qualcomm has faced antitrust accusations in multiple countries over the last few years. The company recently settled a big one within the country of China, and they were accused of similar allegations in the EU back in 2015 as well. Today, it's been announced that a regulator within South Korea wants to fine Qualcomm $853...