Google announced a big deal to buy Fitbit, a wearable device maker, last year, but the deal is still waiting for regulatory approval. For now, everything is getting more complicated, especially in Europe, where antitrust regulators are investigating a series of concerns that Google will get Fitbit user data, which may then be used for other purposes, including possible competition law violations. < / P > < p > earlier this year, the European Commission was expected to announce its decision before January 1. Some people familiar with the matter said that the deal might be approved earlier than this, and it may come to light in October. But now that October has passed and the European competition regulator has not made any statement on it, many people doubt whether Google can complete it this year Fitbit’s acquisition. < / P > < p > as far as the search giant is concerned, Google said the current progress has not changed and Fitbit should become an asset of alphabet by the year before. Of course, we can’t share the details. &We still expect that we will get the necessary regulatory approval and hope to close the deal by the end of this year. But the time frame may extend further. &Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of quot; alphabet, explained in a statement to the company. < / P > < p > however, Fitbit continues its regular business. The company recently launched a new range of smart watches, the versa 3 and sense, both of which integrate Google assistant and new activity tracking features, including ECG. Fitbit is expected to make a major software update in the next few weeks to implement some of the other features on these devices. The iPhone 12 keynote has been recorded in Apple park

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