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Introduction

The European Commission has instigated another Google antitrust investigation, this time focusing on the company’s Android business practices. After an initial examination, conducted of its own volition, the Commission appears to have concluded that Google is hindering the development and market access of rival mobile operating systems, apps, and services in the region.

Highlights

  • Google’s all-or-nothing Google Mobile Service license could be the turning point of the European Commission’s investigation.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the issues raised by the European Commission's investigation into Google and Android.
  • Understand the Android Open Source Project and Google Mobile Services.
  • Understand the dynamics of the Android marketplace.

Key questions answered

  • What is the basis of the European Commission's Google investigation?
  • What are the fundamental rules of European antitrust policy?
  • Who plans to gain if Google loses the antitrust case?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
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  • Key messages

Recommendations

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  • Recommendations for vendors

Google, Android, and the European Commission

  • Europe considers Google’s grip on Android too tight for comfort
  • Has Google actively promoted competition in Europe or has it hindered it?

Appendix

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