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Complaint says Google’s Android has mobile monopoly

BRUSSELS — A group of companies led by Microsoft have called on European authorities to launch an antitrust investigation into Google’s dominance of Internet usage on mobile devices.

The complaint comes from the ‘‘FairSearch’’ initiative of 17 companies, including Microsoft Corp., Nokia Corp., and Oracle Corp. The group claims that Google is acting unfairly by requiring device makers using its free Android operating system to bundle an entire suite of Google’s services to ensure they can include just one or two ‘‘must-have’’ apps, such as Google Maps and YouTube.

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