July 18 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google is expected to be fined a record 4.3 billion euros ($5.00 billion) by the European Union over its Android system, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai had a call with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager late Tuesday for a meeting, Bloomberg reported bloom.bg/2zL6sGs citing a source.
The EU antitrust enforcer has charged Google with using its dominant Android to marginalise rivals following a three-year-long investigation - seen as the most important of three EU cases against the world’s most popular internet search engine.
Google was not immediately available for comment.
Vestager will hold a news conference at 1100 GMT, the European Commission said, where she is expected to announce a record fine against Google.
The Commission said Vestager would speak on an antitrust case but did not provide details. ($1 = 0.8606 euros) (Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)