New Android Phones in Turkey to Launch without Google Services

Google apps will no more be included with new released Android phones in Turkey if the tech giant fails to resolve its problems with the authorities of the country. The case may affect not a single company, but the whole smartphone manufacturers. The issue triggers between Google and the government of Turkey, after which Google decided to stop certificating the smartphones of the country. Google has informed its business partners in Turkey that it will not issue them licenses to release new smartphones running Android.


We all know Google is one of the most important companies in the world that has control over certain very crucial sections. As per Reuters, Google told its Turkish business partners that it will not be able to work with them on new Android phones to be released in the Turkish market.

The problem between the two sides erupted when its Russian competitor Yandex filed a complaint against the company, prompting the Turkish competition board to open an investigation.

The competition board, last year, ordered Google to revise its software distribution agreements in order to allow consumers to select a different search engine for their Android devices. The Turkish government sued Google and imposed a fine of $17.4 million. It gave the company six months time period to make changes.


Google paid and made some changes. However, the Turkish government did not find it to be sufficient and imposed another fine on the company as the ability to change the search engines still was not available. Presently, Google strikes back leaving the entire country without certifications for Android mobiles.


Meanwhile, Google has claimed that it is working with the authority to resolve the issue. So the Android fans in Turkey are eagerly waiting when they will be able to access the Play Store and other Google apps on their future phones. Google said in an official statement, "Consumers will be able to purchase existing device models and will be able to use their devices and applications normally. Google's other services will be unaffected."

Source: GizChina