India watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android: sources

The Indian watchdog could ask its investigations unit to further investigate the accusations against Google, or throw out the complaint if it lacks merit. The watchdog’s investigations have historically taken years to complete. — Reuters

NEW DELHI: India’s antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc’s unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has for the past six months been reviewing a case similar to one Google faced in Europe that led to a fine of €4.34bil (RM19.95bil) by antitrust regulators last year, three of the sources said. Google has challenged that order.

The European Commission found Google had abused its market dominance since 2011 with practices such as forcing manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and its Chrome browser, together with its Google Play app store on Android devices.

“It is on the lines of the EU case, but at a preliminary stage,” said one of the sources, who is aware of the CCI investigation.

Google declined to comment. The CCI did not respond to Reuters’ queries.

The watchdog’s enquiry into allegations against Google over its Android platform has not previously been reported.

Google executives have in recent months met Indian antitrust officials at least once to discuss the complaint, which was filed by a group of individuals, one of the sources said.

The Indian watchdog could ask its investigations unit to further investigate the accusations against Google, or throw out the complaint if it lacks merit. The watchdog’s investigations have historically taken years to complete.

Android, used by device makers for free, features on about 85% of the world’s smartphones. In India, about 98% of the smartphones sold in 2018 used the platform, Counterpoint Research estimates.

In October, Google said it would charge smartphone makers a fee for using its popular Google Play app store and also allow them to use rival versions of Android to comply with the EU order.

The change, however, covered only the European Economic Area, which comprises the 28 EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

“The CCI will have a tough time not initiating a formal investigation into Google given the EU case, unless they can show the problem has been addressed (by remedies),” one of the sources said.

The Indian complaint presents the latest regulatory headache for the Mountain View, California-based company in a key growth market.

Last year, the Indian antitrust watchdog imposed a fine of 1.36bil rupees (RM78.34mil) on Google for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position. It also found Google had put its commercial flight search function in a prominent position on the search results page.

Google appealed against that order, saying the ruling could cause it “irreparable” harm and reputation loss, Reuters reported. – Reuters

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Lords Mobile: War Kingdom

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The empire is no more. Peace has been shattered by the ambition and greed of Lords seeking power. The world has split into factions and Guilds, and Monsters and Darkness are appearing more and more frequently. A war is starting, and the time for powerful heroes has come…

Restore the balance of power by creating the biggest empire ever! Recruit warriors, soldiers, and heroes, forge alliances, conquer and expand your territory, win epic battles, and become the world’s greatest warlord in this strategy RPG! A new world order is needed to re-establish peace!

Explore LORDS MOBILE and its exotic magical lands thrown into war and chaos by terrifying monsters and powerful enemies. Choose your favorite battle hero, recruit combat troops, and fight and conquer fearlessly in a war of epic dimensions!

An Open-World RPG Multiplayer Game: Build and Conquer to Create a Mighty Empire
Explore, conquer, and clash in the arena with other players in this MMO game! Join a guild and play with millions of players in an open world, on mobile!

Defend your Territory
Secure your troops and heroes, survive against opponents, and defend your empire’s castle at all costs. A perfect war strategy requires an invulnerable defense!

Find Friends
Fight and counterattack with your kingdom’s army allies, and ride into war together as a guild against enemies in an endless fantasy MMORPG! 

Rule as the Emperor
Claim the throne in a MMO battle royale for the kingdom! Will your legacy as a conqueror be just or cruel? 

Powerful Heroes
Recruit and upgrade heroes with unique skills for the battle arena! Let them lead, attack, and conquer enemy kingdoms, or group them into teams to complete an RPG-style campaign! 

Master Your War Strategy
Plan your tactics for the clash! Plan your troop lineups, perfect your strategy, and counterattack! Discover the best strategies to defeat enemy warlords in this mobile RPG MMO!

Epic Multiplayer Battles: Different Types of Troops
Lead your warriors and soldiers as a king-emperor in these clan wars! Carefully choose your troop types before going into battle: infantry, ranged, cavalry, siege, or a mix!

Switch Kingdoms
Establish your empire on new lands by moving to any server you choose with a simple tap in this combat MMORPG!

Choose Your Battle Path: Fight or Trade
Create an economic empire based on trade, treasures, and alliances with friends, or become an offensive player and attack and conquer enemy kingdoms? Will you liberate prisoners of war? Or will your army and kingdom crumble to dust? This online multiplayer village builder game is all about planning your battle tactics and warfare strategy! No kingdom can stand in your way in this RPG!

Wage war with your allies in multiplayer RPG LORDS MOBILE. Attack and conquer enemy warlords’ territories, plan your combat strategy with your hero, and build a great empire. Fight against enemies’ legendary monsters, warriors, and soldiers! Achieve victory using different clash tactics!

Your kingdom awaits. Are you ready for the MMORPG showdown challenge?

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Version History Jan 31, 2019 

Version 1.91

Have a prosperous Lunar New Year with our festive events!
Fortune favors the bold! Use Luck Tokens to play [Kingdom Tycoon] and you could win Gems!

# Celebrate Lunar New Year with various events! Share Fortune Packets with your guildmates! (Check in-game for more details)
# New Turf Building: Kingdom Tycoon (Unlocked at Castle Lv 21+ after completing [Skirmish 8 – Sacred War])
Use Luck Tokens to play and win EXP Elixirs, Ancient Cores, Archaic Tomes, Blazing Embers, and many more special items! You may even encounter a Gemming Gremlin and its stash of Gems!
# Added [Luck Tokens] to the Gem Mall
# Equipment slots will have a gold background when a Legendary Jewel or Sigil is inlaid
# Updated Game Guide (Tap Others (Gear icon)>Help>Guide)
# Various UI improvements

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Seller IGG SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.Size 421.5 MB Category Games Compatibility Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Languages English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese Age Rating Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Copyright © IGG.COMPrice Free In-App Purchases 

  1. Captain’s Special$0.99
  2. 800 Gem Combo-E$4.99
  3. 140 Gem Combo-O$0.99
  4. 800 Gem Combo-N$4.99
  5. 140 Gem Combo-P$0.99
  6. 800 Gem Combo-D$4.99
  7. 800 Gem Combo-F$4.99
  8. 800 Gem Combo-P$4.99
  9. 800 Gem Combo-G$4.99
  10. 800 Gem Combo-H$4.99

Nokia, Samsung, Micromax, Symphony, Apple iphone Restore factory Setting Codes

Phone Restore Code !

Nokia, Samsung, Micromax, Symphony, Apple iphone
Restore factory Setting Codes

Occasionally your mobile handset switches off during talking or hangs on automatically. Then one solution is present, and it is to fix troubleshoot through Restore Factory settings.
It is performed in our mobile handset through special codes or internal software menu settings. After Restoring the Factory Setting, handset device shows default settings, i.e. all setting will be renewed.

There are two modes of restore factory setting in Nokia –
1. Normal Reset – Dial *#7780#
If you dial this code in Nokia handset, it will restore system setting without missing phone memory data (videos, photos, songs).
2. Deep Reset – Dial *#7370#
When this code is dialed in Nokia handset, it will wholly clean internal phone memory. Entire phone settings and profiles will be deleted, but there is no effect on memory card data.
Remarks –
For Nokia Symbian 60 V1 supported mobile handset (7650, 3650, 3600, 3620, 3660, N-Gage)
you can dial *#7780#*#7370#
Latest S60 mobile handsets, you can dial Deep Reset through another way.
>Switch off mobile handset first.
>Press calling key (green), 3 and * keys or (Green calling button + 3 + *) at same time and grip them down.
>You find a message about format mobile and then release these keys.
> Password of Reset factory setting code will be either 1234 or 12345.
Nokia X3-02 mobile Restore factory –
>Go to Nokia menu lists, browse these options one by one-
>Menu ——settings—— Menu——– Restore Factory Setting
>Insert phone code 12345 and wait few moments to complete restore process.
Nokia 5230, 5800, 5233 and similar mobile handset Restore factory settings, how ?
>Browse phone menu lists,
>Then, go to
Menu — Settings — Phone —- Phone mgmt Factory settings
>Insert security code –12345
>Without data lost of internal memory, Nokia handset returns in original modes.
Hard reset of Latest Nokia handset through another code –
>Switch off mobile handset.
>press and hold Green (calling) +Red (End call button) + Camera keys at the same time along with switch on power of mobile handset.
>Then mobile asks to insert phone security lock code , so insert 12345.

Samsung Restore factory code
>*2767*3855#
>*7465625*638*00000000*00000000#
>#7465625*638*00000000#
or
>Remove SIM card from mobile handset
>Once off and on handset
>Type *2767*2878# to perform internal memory reset
>Insert SIM card again in mobile.
Samsung Android support handset restore factory code –
Type *#*#7780#*#* – To Factory Restore.

Micromax Restore factory code for all version with Android –
You can use any following below code one by one to perform restore factory of Micromax mobile:
>1122
>0000
>1234

Symphony > 1122
Nokia5071 or 0000
Micromax1234
Tecno1234 or 0000
Samsung1234
Apple iphone > 5869