Google Inc. wants to protect confidential informationabout its business plans related to Android smartphone operating system in the upcomingantitrust trial against AT&T and T-Mobile. Google filed a motion in Washington federal court Tuesday evening asking a judge for priordisclosure so it can contest the disclosure of confidential information in the case. Google says it turned over competitively sensitive documents to the Justice Department in theinvestigation of the merger between the two phone companies. The company says that informationincludes but is not limited to product development and launch plans related to Android. T-Mobile had the first handset using the Android operating system Google could be the first ofmany companies to request such a protection in the case scheduled for trial in February.
By NEDRA PICKLERm Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP)