The EU’s digital boss may have entered the debate about YouTube and music royalties, but Google is facing a major headache from another wing of the institution.

According to the Financial Times, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager could announce formal antitrust charges against Google as soon as this week, following a year-long investigation into its Android operating system.

“Four lawyers involved in the case said on Thursday that the European Commission had, over recent days, sent out requests for information from complainants with 24-hour deadlines,” explained the FT, of the investigation focused on whether Google has used Android’s market share and preloads of its own services to unfairly compete with rivals.

The case could result in a fine of up to 10% of Google’s annual revenues – north of $7bn – if the ruling goes against the company.

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