Google is under investigation in Italy


Alphabet’s Inc., search engine company, Google Inc., is under investigation in Italy.

According to Reuters News, Italy’s competition watchdog said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector.

In a statement, the antitrust said Google had allegedly refused to integrate the app “Enel X Recharge”, developed by utility Enel, in its Android Auto app.

Through its Android operating system, Google has a dominant position in the smart device operating system market, the regulator said.

Reuters reported that probe will be wrapped up by May 30 next year.

Google has not commented officially on the matter.