The probe comes amid suspicions that the U.S. internet giant has gained an undue competitive advantage by programming smartphones and tablets.
Report says the probe is being conducted separately from a long-running EU investigation into how Google displays its online search results.
“Smartphones, tablets and similar devices play an increasing role in many people’s daily lives and I want to make sure the markets in this area can flourish.
“This will be without anti-competitive constraints imposed by any company,” EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. (dpa/NAN)
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