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South Korea regulator says to examine Google's Android agreements

[SEOUL] Head of South Korea's antitrust regulator said the agency will closely examine whether Google's agreements with handset manufacturers on the US firm's Android mobile operating system limits market competition.

Jeong Jae Chan, chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission, said the agency will re-examine anti-competition issues over Google's policies on the Android platform but did not elaborate on specifics.

The agency said in August it was looking into whether the US firm, whose corporate parent is Alphabet Inc, has violated South Korean anti-competition laws but did not elaborate on what potential charges might be brought against Google.

REUTERS