We previously heard a rumor that Google may face Antitrust charges in Europe and now according to a recent FT report, Eu regulators will file charges against Google today.
Google apparently knows that the charges are coming and has sent out an internal email to its staff about the case against them.
The antitrust charges apparently relate to Google Search and also Google Shopping and it looks like their could also be an investigation into Google’s Android OS, you can see what Google has to say about Android below.
We believe that the Commission will also open a formal investigation into Android tomorrow. This is just the start of a process and does not mean the EC will necessarily take action (for example they opened and closed an inquiry into iTunes a few years ago). We have a very strong case on Android as well:
Android has lowered prices and increased choice for consumers (there are over 18,000 different devices available today);
It’s an open-source operating system that can be used free-of-charge by anyone;