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Roaming mobile charges will finally stop in Europe under “net neutrality”

After months of negotiations and back and forts, the European Union has agreed to remove the roaming charges that users accumulate as they travel overseas, and instead adopt a "net neutrality" standpoint. The "trilogue" between member nations, the European Parliament, and the Commission finally decided that two years from now, mobile users can freely use their respective carrier services whenever they travel to other member countries, instead of paying a fortune on top of their regular monthly service fees.

EU files antitrust case against Google, also looking into Android

The rumors have been officially confirmed, as the European Union has filed antitrust charges against Google with regards to their search practices and business dealings. The formal complaint says that the tech giant has been “systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages”. The commission has said they may also be opening an investigation into Google's other business, Android, as they may also be infringing antitrust rules in their business dealings with other OEMs.

EU to reportedly file anti-trust charges against Google

If reports are to be believed, today will be a historic day for Google, and not in a good way. Rumors are swirling about that the European Union will finally be filing charges against the tech giant for violating antitrust laws. This may be the biggest battle of this kind since the anti-trust case against Microsoft almost a decade ago. While this will not come as a surprise since the investigation has been going on for five years already, it will definitely have huge financial consequences for Google should they lose the case.

ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in Europe

It was not a question really of if it would happen, it was more of when it would happen – and that day has arrived for ASUS to launch its new flagship phone the Zenfone 2 in Europe. Still buzzing from the record sales of its original Zenfone series – selling around 10 million units globally – ASUS is raring to see if people in Europe will take to the new improved flagship as well, having sold most of its units in Asia.

Europe fights against ‘free’ label for apps with IAP

By the end of September, the European Union has reached an agreement with Google that it will stop using the “free app” label for programs with “in-app purchases” (IAPs) in the Google Play Store. The EU has been concerned that the label “free” is misleading for those apps that push their sales within the app itself, and has asked Google to back them on this.

LG G3 Beat isn’t a mini but a mid-tier budget G3

LG has finally announced the LG G3 Beat and in doing so has finally resolved the mystery of its size. The reason why the G3 Beat and the equivalent but rebranded G3 S are that big is because they aren't really meant to be the mini flagship's we've come to expect but are, instead, budget-friendly versions of LG's premium G3 smartphone.
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