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Google Faces New Round of EU Probing Over Android Mapping Apps

  • EU sends questionnaires to app makers over mapping market
  • EU checking if Google Maps supplants rival mobile services

Google faces a fresh round of European Union questions about its Android operating system for mobile devices as regulators quizzed rivals and customers over applications for maps, e-mail and other services.

The EU wants to know whether Google Maps for phones has supplanted portable or in-car navigation devices, such as those produced by TomTom NV and the HERE unit of Nokia Oyj, according to a document sent to companies and seen by Bloomberg.