June 25, 2022

What you need to know

  • The UK’s competition watchdog plans to open an investigation into Google and Apple’s dominance in mobile browsers.
  • Without regulatory intervention, the Competition and Markets Authority fears that both companies will strengthen their stranglehold in this sector.
  • The investigation also targets Apple’s cloud gaming restrictions via the App Store.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering launching a probe into Google and Apple’s dominance in mobile browsers, citing concerns that both tech behemoths have a “duopoly” in this sector.

According to the CMA, both companies have established “duopoly on mobile ecosystems that allows them to exercise a stranglehold over these markets,” referring to the Android and iOS operating systems, app stores, and mobile web browsers.