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EU: Android becomes next target for European Commission

 |  November 22, 2013

While Google’s fate has yet to be known regarding allegations against its search result practices, reports say the company has another antitrust case against it in Europe.

European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told media Friday that Google’s smartphone operating system Android is now under the Commission’s scanner for anticompetitive practices, though Almunia said the inquiry is in its early stages and that authorities have not yet launched a formal probe.

”We are looking at the way the Android ecosystem deals with different elements that can be considered as anticompetitive rules,” the Commissioner told reporters.

Details on the case remain scarce.

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