EU turns regulatory eye toward Google's Android

06/14/2013 | All Things D

European Union authorities are turning their antitrust attention from Google's search activities to its Android operating system. The European Commission has launched a probe into complaints made by Google rivals that the company has grown the software via anti-competitive strategies, such as licensing the system below cost to device-makers and demanding that its array of services get preferred placement on the hardware. "Android is an open platform that fosters competition," Google said in a statement.

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