Financial Times reports that an investigation by the European Anti-Monopoly Commission against Google can see the official end of this week. EU competition commissioner can publicly make a statement on Wednesday, although the process may take a little longer.
This is the second indictment of the EC antitrust case against Google. After a preliminary search Google guilty of abusing its dominance in search over its competitors to promote their own services, the commission began a retrial. It focuses on the fact that Google uses Android, smartphone manufacturers to make use of their own applications.
In his speech last year, the Commission notes that most manufacturers use Android operating sistemts in conjunction with a set of proprietary Google apps and services. In order to qualify for the installation of these applications and services on their devices Android, producers must enter into certain agreements with Google.
If Google is accused and ultimately convicted, the potential fine may be very serious: the commission has the right to fine Google for up to 10% of revenue for the year, which amount to more than $ 7 billion.