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EU preparing to fine Google in the Android antitrust case

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EU preparing to fine Google in the Android antitrust case

EU antitrust officials have set up an experts panel to give an opinion on the Android antitrust case, potentially paving the way for a decision against Google by the end of the year, Reuters reported.

The European Commission filed a complaint against Google April last year for alleged antitrust practices. The Commission had concluded that Google, with its Android operating system, had denied consumers “a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players, in breach of EU antitrust rules”.

Last month the EU issued a €2.4 billion fine to Google for abusing its market dominance by promoting its own comparison shopping service – the largest fine up to that point issued by the EU in an antitrust ruling. According to Reuters, the fine in the Android case is expected to be even higher. 

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-07-06 11:17

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