Takashi Mochizuki | Bloomberg
The Japanese authorities will begin investigating how Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google cope with Japanese smartphone makers, which might result in tightening antitrust rules, the Nikkei newspaper reported Sunday, with out saying the place it bought the data.
A authorities panel, which consists of officers, bureaucrats and exterior specialists, will kick off the dialogue this month as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android software program stands at greater than 90% of the Japanese smartphone market, the paper mentioned. The probe will embody enter from executives from home smartphone handset makers in addition to producers of good audio system and private computer systems.
The panel will consider enterprise dealings in Japan and whether or not they’re performed in a good method in contrast with circumstances abroad. The federal government could step up antitrust rules if the panel finds any points from the probe, the paper mentioned.
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