Sarah Carddell, acting chief executive of the CMA, said: “Many businesses and web developers in the UK say they feel held back by restrictions imposed by Apple and Google.
On November 22, the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an in-depth investigation into the dominance of the two technology giants Apple and Google in the field of mobile browsers.
Sarah Carddell, acting chief executive of the CMA, said in a statement: “Many businesses and web developers in the UK say they feel held back by restrictions imposed by Apple and Google.”
The CMA therefore intends to investigate whether these concerns are justified, and if so, the CMA will identify measures to enhance competition and innovation in these industries.
Specifically, the CMA will investigate whether Apple imposes restrictions on cloud gaming through its App Store.
App developers support bill against Apple and Google
For its part, Apple announced it would engage “constructively” with the CMA to explain its approach to “promoting competition and choice while ensuring user privacy and security.” . . Protective Consumption”.
Meanwhile, Google says its Android mobile operating system offers users a wider selection of apps and an app store than any other mobile platform.
“The system also allows developers to choose the browser engine they want and has become the launch pad for millions of applications,” a Google spokesman said.
Google is committed to building open platforms, empowering consumers and helping developers build successful businesses.
U.S. tech groups including Google and Apple parent Alphabet are attracting the attention of competition regulators in Belgium, Britain and elsewhere.