Europe Charges Google with Competition Violations Over Android

European officials charged Google with breaking the region’s competition rules by favoring some of its services on the popular Android mobile software over those of its rivals. As part of the latest charges -- officially known as a statement of objections -- Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s competition chief, said that Google had unfairly promoted its own services, like mobile search and its Chrome web browser, with cellphone manufacturers, limiting how rival companies could operate in the fast-growing smartphone software market.