Google and Apple may face UK probe over their dominance in mobile browsers

Cindy F. Cape

Update (June 15, 7:46 am ET): Google says it will continue to work with the CMA, while maintaining that Android phones offer more choice than any other platform.

What you need to know

  • The UK’s competition watchdog plans to open an investigation into Google and Apple’s dominance in mobile browsers.
  • Without regulatory intervention, the Competition and Markets Authority fears that both companies will strengthen their stranglehold in this sector.
  • The investigation also targets Apple’s cloud gaming restrictions via the App Store.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering launching a probe into Google and Apple’s dominance in mobile browsers, citing concerns that both tech behemoths have a “duopoly” in this sector.

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