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EU Speeds Up Android Probe, Giving Foes 24-Hour Deadlines

  • Companies in race to redact evidence in Google Android case
  • Such a step is seen as precursor to EU statement of objections
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The European Union accelerated its antitrust probe into Google’s Android mobile-phone operating system, seen as a sign that regulators are poised to send out a formal complaint within days.

The EU has given Google’s critics deadlines as short as 24 hours to remove business secrets from evidence that could be used in the case -- an indication that a statement of objections is on its way, according to three people, who asked not to be named because the process is private.