Suit Accuses Google of Android-Related Monopoly

Google Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of abusing its market power by forcing makers of handheld devices that use its Android operating system to provide an array of the search engine company’s applications. Google’s requirements that manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co. adopt less popular applications in order to use consumer favorites such as YouTube are “designed to maintain and extend its monopolies in general search and handheld general search,” according to a complaint filed on behalf of consumers in federal court in San Jose, California.