[JURIST] A federal judge for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday dismissed [order, PDF] a class action suit against Google [corporate website] for allegedly monopolizing search engines in Android phones. The plaintiffs in the case were two customers who purchased Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and sought to represent a class of Android purchasers. According to the claim, neither plaintiff knew that Google would be the default search engine on their phone or how to modify the search engine. The plaintiffs argued their phones could have cost less and contained better search functions if it were not for Google’s strict Mobile Application Distribution Agreements [Ausdoid backgrounder]. Plaintiffs brought forth six causes of action against Google under both federal and state laws, including: the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the California Unfair Competition Law and California’s Cartwright Act. The judge granted [BetaNews report] Google’s motion to dismiss all counts, finding the plaintiffs’ statement of facts do not indicate that Google’s conduct prevented consumers from freely choosing among search products or prevented competitors from innovating.