Judge Dismisses Suit Against Google Over Android Apps

Google Inc. won dismissal of claims it abused its market power by forcing hand-held device makers that use its Android operating system to also provide the search engine company’s applications. Google was accused in a consumer lawsuit of requiring manufacturers make its search engine the default option on Android-powered devices and forcing handset makers such as Samsung Electronics Co. to offer less popular Android applications in order to pre-load, for free, favorites such as YouTube.