U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freemon has decided on Thursday that consumers suing Google in an Android antitrust suit must submit additional factual information and amend their complaint for the suit to continue. At the heart of the suit is whether Google had used its Android OS to give its apps and services an advantage over competing offerings.
At a hearing in San Jose, California federal court, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said she would likely dismiss some legal claims brought by the plaintiffs, and require them to file an amended complaint with more details on other claims.
Plaintiffs allege that Google's contract requires hardware manufacturers to restrict competing apps and favor Google's own apps, like Gmail, Google Search, and others. Google had countered the claims saying that users are free to use other apps.