Brazil’s Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE) has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices by Google related to Android, reported O Globo. The antitrust regulator gave Google 20 days to respond and explain itself. If the company refuses to provide clarifications, it can be fined BRL 5,000 (US$1,300) daily.
The investigation is still at a preliminary stage. The Brazilian regulator based its inquiry on the EU competition fine against Google last year and whether the same practices were used in Brazil.