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EU committee to probe Google over alleged anticompetitive behavior with Android

Jun 14, 2013, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])

According to a report from the Financial Times, the antitrust watchdog is planning to investigate Google over alleged anticompetitive behavior with its Android mobile operating system. Specifically, the regulators' probe will look at whether or not Google was licensing Android to manufacturers "below cost" in an effort to get widespread adoption, and "potential requests by Google to cancel and / or delay the launch of smartphone devices" that were running competing operating systems or used competing services to Google's own. The investigation follows complaints from Microsoft and Nokia, which alleged that Google used the Android platform to force manufacturers to use its own services instead of other options.

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