European Commission decides next week about new fine Google

The European Commission will speak out next week about the dominant market position of Google's mobile operating system Android. It is possible that the company will again be fined billions of euros, writes The Wall Street Journal. For some time it was known that the European Commission wanted to punish Google again, this time for the fact that Google would force phone manufacturers to install Google apps if they also provide Google with the operating system with their phones

The European Commission will speak out next week about the dominant market position of Google's mobile operating system Android. It is possible that the company will again be fined billions of euros, writes The Wall Street Journal.

For some time it was known that the European Commission wanted to punish Google again, this time for the fact that Google would force phone manufacturers to install Google apps if they also provide Google with the operating system with their phones.

The manufacturers can also install Android without Google apps, but then also lacks the Google Play Store, which is indispensable for users.

The European fine can amount to 10 percent of the annual turnover of the parent company Alphabet, about 9.3 billion euros, but it is probably a lower amount. Reportedly, Google will demand adjustments.

Last year, Google got a fine of 2.4 billion euros because it pushed the search results of the own Google Shopping service.