The EU Commission could fine Google $7.45 billion for pre-loading its apps on Android smartphones
Getting in trouble for anti-competitive practices isn't anything new for a tech giant.At the same time last year, the EU Commission accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the European search engine market by favoring its own comparison shopping products in results pages. It also embarked on a separate investigation in regards to Android and whether Google took advantage of its leading position in the field of operating systems. Europe's antitrust officers have no qualms about giving big technological corporations like Google and Microsoft trouble. Then again, EU commissioner probes are hardly the stuff of hidden agendas and under-the-table business interest – it's just the law stretching its arm to ensure everything stays in order.
References: "EU Accuses Google Of Anti-Competitive Behavior & Launches Probe"