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EU Charges Google for Android Lockout

The European Union has charged Google with abusing the Android operating system’s market dominance by requiring smartphone manufacturers to install Google’s Chrome browser and Google Search on the devices. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement: “A competitive mobile Internet sector is increasingly important for consumers and businesses in Europe.” Antitrust regulators argue that the company is stifling innovation by denying consumers the ability to choose mobile apps.