September 30, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- China is planning to launch an antitrust investigation into Google, according to a report.
- Huawei suggested the probe last year, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
- The investigation would examine whether Google’s market dominance is causing “extreme damage” to Chinese companies, they said.
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China is reportedly preparing to launch an antitrust investigation into Google — at Huawei’s request.
The probe, which could be confirmed as soon as October, was suggested by the Chinese tech company in 2019, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
The probe would examine whether Google has hindered competition through the dominance of its Android mobile system, the people said. It has been submitted to Beijing for review by China’s top market regulator, the sources said.
After US President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei in May 2019, Google stopped rolling out Android updates to Huawei