$4.1 billion fine imposed on Google by European Court of Justice

European Court of Justice imposed the recommended fine of €4.1B ($4.1B) on Google

Court believes that Google imposed “unlawful restrictions on manufacturers of Android mobile devices and mobile network operators in order to consolidate the dominant position of its search engine.”

In the earlier decision in 2018, the Commission accused Google of illegally forcing handset makers in various manners.

That includes forceful installation the Google Search app and the Chrome browser as a condition for licensing its Play Store

Also making payments to some large manufacturers and operators on condition that they exclusively pre-installed the Google Search app

And also preventing manufacturers wishing to pre-install apps from running alternative versions of Android not approved by Google

Google countered with the arguments that such payments and agreements helps Google keeping Android free for all OS.

Google owner Alphabet had already lost a challenge against a €2.4B fine last year but can still appeal this latest decision


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