Google is at war with Windows Phone, and us users are the victims. They have been systematically cutting the quality of services they offer to Windows Phone users, culminating in today’s events, which casts a different light on earlier issues, such as recently breaking 3rd party YouTube apps on Windows Phone, and of course removing Exchange ActiveSync from Google Mail.
As regular users we can of course not petition the FTC ourselves, but we can make complaints to organizations such as the Consumer Watchdog, who can.
This doesn’t only concern Windows Phone users, but EVERY SINGLE USER OF TECHNOLOGY.Â If they can get away with doing it on Windows Phone, who says the won’t do it to other non-Google platforms, such as the Amazon Kindle Fire or the Android phones used in China which doi not use Google’s services. They may even cut off the Microsoft Surface from accessing some Google services in an effort to kill the Windows RT tablet initiative.
If they pull that off, they will grant themselves a monopoly in many sections of the tech world, such as mobile (Android), web browser (Google Chrome), IP of their choice and Google fiber and so on.
Do your bit to stop this from happening.Â Contact the Consumer Watchdog by clicking here.