LONDON— Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google maintain a “vise-like grip” over how folks use cellular gadgets, Britain’s antitrust regulator mentioned Tuesday, and mentioned it was assessing whether or not it will attempt to loosen what it mentioned was their management over smartphone ecosystems.
The preliminary report is amongst a number of, nonbinding analysis efforts by the U.Ok. and different antitrust regulators in Europe into competitors within the tech business. It doesn’t include any regulatory motion like fines or remedial orders. Nonetheless, earlier experiences have laid the inspiration for extra particular motion and legislative proposals by regulators within the U.Ok. and Europe.