EC gives Google another extension to file its response to antitrust charges in Europe
EC gives Google another extension to file its response to antitrust charges in E

In a Monday report, Reuters has revealed that the European Commission (EC) has granted another extension to US tech giant for filing its response to charges related to the misuse of the dominance of its Android mobile platform.

According to the antitrust charges, Google has been trying to shut out competition in Europe by misusing its dominant hold of its popular Android mobile operating system. The company has allegedly been promoting its own products and services over those offered by its rivals.

As a result of the recent extension given by EC to Google to file its response to the antitrust charges, the company now has until October 31 to file its rebuttal.

Prior to the latest extension, the EC had previously extended the deadline for Google's response last month also --- from September 7 to September 20. Incidentally, the original EC deadline for Google's rebuttal was in April. As such, the extensions by the EC have already, at this stage, given Google additional six months to file its response antitrust charges.

Meanwhile, in case the EC upholds the antitrust charges against Google, the Google could apparently face a penalty of up to 10 percent of its yearly turnover, which will approximately be $75 billion.