Italian Google office raided by anti-monopoly authorities

The Italian competition authority AGCM has raided several Google offices in Italy. The tech giant is said to have abused his dominant position in the market for smart device operating systems.

AGCM will investigate whether Google has wrongly refused to integrate an app from the Italian energy company Enel into its Android Auto app. The relevant Enel X Recharge app provides drivers with information and services for charging the batteries of electric cars such as reserving a charging station.

Android Auto allows mobile phone owners with an Android operating system to use multiple apps while driving. For example, a driver can use the Google app to navigate, listen to music and automatically reply to messages.

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