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Google acts on CCI order: Android users can now pick default search engine

Says will take time to make all the changes that CCI has asked for

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Shivani Shinde Mumbai
Manufacturers will be able to license individual Google apps for pre-installation on smartphones, and Android users will now have the option to pick a default search engine on their devices, the tech giant said on Wednesday.

This follows the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant Google any interim relief against a National Company Law Appellate Tribunal order that had upheld a Competition Commission of India (CCI) antitrust ruling.

The CCI had slapped a Rs 1,337.76-crore penalty on Google for anti-competitive practices and also a second fine of Rs 936.44 crore on the company for abusing its dominant position through its Play

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 9:24 PM IST

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