Most press comment has been on the Commission’s investigation into Google’s search practices. The Commission has another pending case, however, into Google’s handling of the Android operating system. Alfonso Lamadrid of Garrigues (disclosure: a friend) has written an excellent three part analysis of the complaints against Android lodged with the European Commission.
Without commenting on any of his tentative conclusions, the articles highlight the issues to be considered better than anything else you’re likely to read unless and until the Commission makes a decision. (And I know that some will say “even after any Commission decision…”)
Post 1 on background + market definition
Post 2 on predatory pricing claims
Post 3 on the bundling allegations
There’s then a guest post by Pablo Ibanez, and the exchange between Pablo and Alfonso in the comments is also well worth reading.
(And if you’re wondering why this post has appeared so long after Alfonso’s original post, read this.)