EU antitrust regulators seek info from telecom firms, handset makers over Google’s Android

“European Union antitrust regulators are asking mobile telecoms operators and handset makers if their Android deals with Google block rivals in mobile telephony, a move that could lead to a second investigation into the company,” Foo Yun Chee reports for Reuters.

“Google is already seeking to settle a three-year probe into complaints it squeezed out online search rivals,” Chee reports. “The Internet search company has offered concessions including labeling its products in search results and providing links to competing sites. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has said he will likely ask for more.”

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Chee reports, “The Commission asked telecoms providers and handset makers whether the Android agreements with Google ‘contain clauses preventing or limiting you from launching/distributing non-Android devices,’ according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jose” for the heads up.]


  1. Labelling would be good.
    Strange they are not doing it already. It’s like full disclosure. Back in the days search engines didn’t show what was a payed link and want wasn’t. They do now. They could do the same for their services. They should think about this themselves not be forced to. Especially as Google is “Do no evil” but as we know that is a load of crap.

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