Google to be probed by Italian regulators over abuse of market dominance

Through Android, Google has a dominant position in the smart device OS market, the regulator said.

Italy’s competition watchdog said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector.

In a statement, the antitrust said Google had allegedly refused to integrate the app “Enel X Recharge”, developed by utility Enel, in its Android Auto app.

Through its Android operating system, Google has a dominant position in the smart device operating system market, the regulator said.

Google to be probed by Italian regulators over abuse of market dominance

The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. Image: Reuters

The probe will be wrapped up by 30 May next year.

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