Portugal's Aptoide says wins first court ruling against Google
LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese app store Aptoide said on Monday a local court has ruled against Alphabet Inc's Google, ordering it to stop removing Aptoide's app from users' mobile phones without their knowledge in a landmark case.
"This...is the first case of an EU national court enforcing a clear separation of Android layer and the services layer," Aptoide said in a statement, quoting its lawyer Carlos Nestal. "We believe this may apply to o ther situations where Google has competition."
Aptoide, whose complaints against Google alongside several other entities have already led to European Commission charges against the U.S. giant, is also preparing a lawsuit to seek yet unspecified damages from Google, it said. Google did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
(Reporting By Andrei Khalip, Catarina Demony and Foo Yun Chee, editing by Axel Bugge)Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal