brussels - The European Commission has given Google postponement six weeks to respond to a complaint about abuse of its dominant position with mobile operating system Android. The US company now has until September 7 the time for a response, said a spokeswoman for the European Commission Wednesday.
Google requires phone manufacturers that they apps pre-installed on handsets for Google Search and Google Chrome. If they do not, then users will not have access to other apps from the company, such as the Google Play Store, the main app store for the platform. According to the European Commission, which coupling bad for competition and for consumers.
According to the spokeswoman Google had asked for additional time to go through all the documents in the case. Google could be fined up to EUR 6.6 billion, or 10 percent of annual revenue.
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The Android operating system is installed worldwide at around 1.4 billion phones and tablets. Thus it is with considerable distance the largest mobile operating system in the world.
Against Google also under investigation by the European Commission on online price comparison Google Shopping. It would get its own products prevail. Two weeks ago appeared messages that the advertising platform, the main source of income of the group would be in sight.