Google told to change mobile services in European antitrust talks
Posted in: Government & Policy at 20/07/2012 17:36
EU regulators are pushing for Google to make significant changes to its mobile service as part of efforts to settle an antitrust investigation, a London newspaper reports.
The Financial Times said the outcome of the case could rest on Google's "willingness" to extend the scope of the settlement to mobile services, which would include mobile search and advertising as part of the agreement should Google wish to settle.
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Google EC settlement to 'include Android'
Google may have to make changes to its Android phones as part of a settlement deal brokered with Brussels over its alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
The European Commission has been investigating Google since 2010 following complaints from rivals.
Google has proposed making changes to the way it handles search to head off a lengthy court case and large fines.
But Brussels' acceptance of the proposal hinges on the changes being extended to Android, reports the FT.