Google has denied any wrongdoing, issuing a statement that the commission's case is flawed as it didn't include Apple's iOS as a serious rival to Android, as it can not be installed on rival firms' smartphones.
A year ago the European Union fined Google $2.7 billion for its abuse of its search dominance to push its comparison shopping service.
The EU penalty is likely to exceed the 2017 fine because of the broader scope of the Android case, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.
A meeting deciding the company's fate had been scheduled by the European Commission for last Tuesday, however it was moved without warning.
In addition to a fine, European regulators could order Google to abandon those practices to level the playing field. Google is too entrenched, he explains, a reference to realities like Android boasting a more than 75 percent market share in four of Europe's five biggest regions, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
With the U.S. company able to distribute its own advertisements inside more core apps on its Android operating system than any other tech rival, the app network has quietly become a huge growth engine for Google.
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Google's own Play Store, which is used to distribute television shows, movies, applications, and ebooks, accounts for more than 90 per cent of all software downloaded on Android devices in Europe.
Vestager said Google had shut out rivals by forcing major phone makers including South Korea's Samsung and China's Huawei to pre-install its search engine and Google Chrome browser, thereby freezing out rivals.
Google insists their policies are important to keep the Android ecosystem consistent and help Android OEMs compete against Apple. Additionally, the blog post reminds that having the core package of Google Search and Chrome is what allows the company to offer the operating system for free, instead of charging license fees to pay for the substantial development costs.
"Hence, I think separating Google Play from the rest of Google's Digital Life services would have very little impact as users would simply download and install them from the store", Windsor said.
The long-awaited decision comes as fears of a transatlantic trade war mount due to President Donald Trump's shock decision to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports.
The record-breaking fine could reach as high as $11bn (£8.2bn), which is 10 per cent of its parent company Alphabet's global turnover.