Dominance of Apple And Google Sparks Discrimination In UK, Investigation Begins!


 'It seems that even Malaysia has to do an investigation because there are applications that cannot be accessed in the country but can be accessed outside.'

The United Kingdom's (UK) competition watchdog launched an in-depth investigation into the dominance of mobile browsers by Apple and Google.

It is believed to be a follow-up to an investigation by the monitoring body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which was conducted in June and found 'sufficient evidence' that Apple limited some cloud games (cloud gaming) on ​​its application store.

Commenting on the official statement from the CMA, most merchants and website developers in the UK reported that they felt blocked by Apple and Google.

Following that, the CMA plans to launch a detailed investigation and if the matter is true then improvements need to be implemented.

In the meantime, Google responded by saying that the Android operating system (OS) gives users more application options than other mobile platforms.

A spokesperson even stated that Google allows developers to choose the browser engine they want and has been the springboard for millions of applications before.

On the other hand, Apple also issued a counter statement saying the company will 'continue' to research with the CMA in explaining the company's approach in 'encouraging competition and choice'.

In general, the issue of Apple and Google's dominance is not new and has even attracted the attention of competition regulators in other countries such as Brussels, Belgium.

As of this writing Google shares are trading up 1.52% at $97.05 while Apple shares are up 1.47% at $150.18.