Google expects European research to Android




Google expects that the European Commission started an investigation against Android. The company said in an internal memo. Probably the EU accusing the search giant on Wednesday also formally of power with its search engine.

google Google calls the search for Android in an internal memo that was sent to employees and which Re / code features . In the memo responds Google in the expectation that the European Commission will formally Wednesday accusing the search giant of power with its search engine.

Although in the case of the search engine is a formal accusation, the matter to Android not so advanced. According to Google, this is a study, which does not mean that there will be actually taken steps; The company notes that the European Commission in the past has done research into iTunes, without further action.

The search giant says not where the research would focus on, but probably it comes to abuse its dominant market position. Android is by far the market leader in the market for mobile operating systems, the company supplies its own apps along with the platform. In September threatened the now resigned European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia already a competition case on Android.

In the memo Google puts the formal accusation by the European Commission on Wednesday will likely express against Google and that can lead to huge competition fines. The company signs yet that it can still reach a settlement. The question is how big the chance; the investigation into Google’s search engine has been running for five years and three settlement proposals are rejected at that time.

The European Commission has accused Google pulling to include its own services in its search engine. The company has taken steps in recent years to meet this criticism, as a clearer indication of competitive services. Such concessions, however, were labeled as insufficient.


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