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EU charges Google with breaking antitrust rules

Since acquiring the company that created Android in 2005, Google has used the operating system to become the dominant player in the mobile world


Mark Scott 

European officials charged Google on Wednesday with breaking the region's competition rules by favouring some of its services on the popular Android mobile software over those of its rivals. The charges are the latest chapter in Europe's continuing battle with technology companies that have come to dominate how the region's 500 million people use digital services including social media, like Facebook, and e-commerce, like Amazon. Google has already been the subject of a series of antitrust and privacy investigations across the 28-member bloc.Read more from our special coverage on ...

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First Published: Wed, April 20 2016. 23:20 IST