Expert: EU has other things to worry about than Google

The European Commission slammed Google on Wednesday with anti-trust charges, claiming the company unfairly manipulated the market to benefit its Android operating system.

At least one technology expert, however, thinks European officials have bigger fish to fry.

"It's almost humorous," Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist for Apple, said on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Wednesday.

"The manufacturers could go and write their own operating system, they could try to get Apple to license iOS to them, there are other ways. So man, there must be other things to worry about in the EU besides Google's domination."

Kawasaki's comments fall in line with Google, which has argued that, rather than stifle innovation in the mobile app market, its Android system has encouraged it.

"Android has helped foster a remarkable and, importantly, sustainable ecosystem, based on open-source software and open innovation," Kent Walker, senior vice president and general counsel at Google, said to CNBC via email.

Yet the European Commission — which says about 80 percent of smart mobile devices in the world run on Android — argues Google has done exactly the opposite.

The commission has accused Google of, among other anti-trust violations, blocking manufacturers from selling smartphones using competing operating systems based on Android code.

"Google's behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players, in breach of EU antitrust rules," European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement published Wednesday.

Kawasaki is skeptical.

Manufacturers who don't want to work with Android are free to go elsewhere, he said.

"If you want to use the operating system, this is the deal. If you don't want to use the operating system, don't. Write your own," Kawasaki said. "What's wrong with that?"

CNBC's David Reid contributed to this report.