The exact reasons why Europe is accusing Google of acting like a monopoly

The European regulators on Wednesday announced formal antitrust charges against Google, accusing the tech giant of using its popular Android mobile operating system to push its own services over those of its rivals.Google created strong incentives for device manufacturers to use the company’s search engine and browser, ensuring those programs would be dominant on Android devices, the European Commission said in a statement. “Based on our investigation thus far, we believe that Google’s behaviour denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players, in breach of EU antitrust rules,” the European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said.

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