US: DOJ considering investigation into Google’s Android OS

Makan Delrahim, President Trump’s antitrust chief at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), told congressmen this week that Google could very well find itself the subject of an antitrust investigation focused on its Android mobile operating system.

Now the company may be facing the heat closer to home, according to the New York Post, which reported that the DOJ is looking into starting an investigation into Google’s abuse of its Android monopoly in the US.

According to the Post’s two sources, DOJ Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim told senators at a hearing that the feds could investigate Google’s use of the Android mobile operating system.

Last month, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate potential anti-competitive effects in Google’s search and digital advertising practices shortly after President Donald Trump made several unfounded or false claims about anti-conservative bias on Google search.

Full Content: New York Post

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