Google Attacks Microsoft's Browser Monopoly

Oh the irony. Google wants to join the European Union's antitrust case against Microsoft, all while at home Obama's antitrust chief wants to nail them to a sign that says "Don't be evil."

According to Google's Sundar Pichai, vice president for product management:

Google believes that the browser market is still largely uncompetitive, which holds back innovation for users. This is because Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft's dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers.

I bet the Firefox and Apple browser teams, currently with 21.5 and 8.3 percent of the market, don't give this a lot of thinking. Does Google-with only 1 percent of the market-think that Microsoft should not include Internet Explorer in their operating system? Maybe they want them to include Chrome as well? Should Google include MSN Search and Yahoo in their Android cellphones too? [NYT-illustration by EricWdesigns]