The European Commission recently launched an antitrust complaint against Google and their Android OS, the Commission is claiming that Google has breached antitrust rules with its mobile OS.
Now it looks like the Federal Trade Commission in the US is expanding its antitrust investigation into Android.
The news comes in a report from the Wall Street Journal who have said that the FTC is investigating similar issues relating to Google’s mobile OS that the EU regulators are looking into.
The Eu regulators recently said that Google has breached antitrust rules in three different ways, this includes requiring manufacturers to install Google services on their devices, another breach is Google giving manufacturers financial incentives to use their OS.
Both the FTC and Google have not released any comments on this new rumored investigation by the US regulators.
In Europe Google could face a fine of up to $15 billion and if US regulators come up with similar findings they could also be fined in the US. The company is allowed to appeal the European ruling at the moment, so the potential fines have not been announced as yet.
Source WSJFiled Under: Top News