EU launches new antitrust probe into Google

A tweet by an MLex reporter confirms that Alphabet Inc’s Google is under a renewed EU antitrust investigation.

EU is probing the behemoth over possibly forcing device manufacturers to use Google Assistant as the default voice assistant on Android devices.

The company is already facing hefty fines from the European Commission, which had said it used its popular Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals, an anti-competitive practice dating from 2011.