American multinational tech company Google faces a regulatory scrutiny in Turkey after officials launched an antitrust investigation on the company s Android operating system, a media report said. The investigation, prompted by a complaint from Google’s Russian competitor Yandex, was launched to find out whether the tech giant’s software has broken the country’s antitrust rules, New York Times reported. Also Read - Clubhouse will soon let users to pin links to the top of roomsAlso Read - WhatsApp will stop support on these iPhone, Android devices, how to backup chats
Google has been accused that its software bundle in Android creates an unfair advantage against its competitors. The investigation in Turkey was the latest legal problem for Google, which faces three separate competition charges in Europe and has already been found to breach antitrust legislation in Russia, the report said.
The investigation by Turkish officials is similar to the one by the European Commission regarding Google’s alleged abuse of its dominant position with Android, which runs on 75 percent of smartphones worldwide, to unfairly gain market share. Google has rejected these claims and argued that the European regulators did not properly factor in consideration the fragmentation of Android as it gets modified by developers. ALSO READ: Windows malware infected 132 Android apps on Google Play Store
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