European Union fined $ 5 billion on Google

According to the commission, Google has illegally banned Android device makers and mobile network service providers since the year 2011 in view of their main position in general internet search.

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European Union fined $ 5 billion on Google

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Google imposes penalty on European Union
  2. Imposed a fine of $ 5 billion.
  3. Accused of using Android mobile devices illegally

The European Commission has imposed a record 4.34 billion euros ($ 5 billion) on Wednesday for illegal use of Android mobile devices to regulate the dominance of its search engine on Google. Technology giants said that they will appeal against it. According to the commission, Google has illegally banned Android device makers and mobile network service providers since the year 2011 in view of their main position in general internet search.

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In the order stated that Google will have to effectively change its conduct or face additional penalty within 90 days. On this order Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said that the company will appeal against the decision of Ayyappa. Pichai wrote in a blog post immediately after the decision, “Continuous innovation, wide choice, and falling prices are strong evidence of strong competition.Android has enabled it and has created a wide choice and choice for everyone. The reason is that we want to appeal against the judgment given today against Android. According to Google CEO, this fact has been ignored that Android phones compete with iOS phones.

Pichai wrote, “How much Android has given thousands of phone makers and mobile network providers, who create and sell Android phones, millions of app developers around the world have developed their venture with Android and billions of customers are now the latest Android Are able to buy and use smartphones. ”

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Commissioner Margaret Vestiger, who is also in charge of competing policy. According to him, this case is about three types of restrictions imposed by Google, which it has installed on Android device makers and network operators, so that the Android device’s traffic goes to Google’s search engine and not anyone else.

Vestiger said, “In this way Google has used Android to increase its dominance in search engines, due to which the competitors have been denied the opportunity to innovate and compete on talent basis, they are important to European consumers. In the mobile area, the benefits of effective competition have been denied, it is illegal under EU anti-trust rules. Specifically, Google has pre-installed the Google App Store (Play Store) license manufacturers to pre-install Google’s Search app and browser app (Chrome). Google has also paid large manufacturers and mobile network operators to pre-install their app.

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