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Android case: CCI's Rs 1,337 crore fine unreasonable, Google tells NCLAT

The tech giant also said CCI itself had recognised that Google's Mobile Application Distribution Agreement (MADA) was beneficial to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

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Google on Thursday told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) order imposing a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore on it for allegedly misusing its dominant position in the Android ecosystem was without any inquiry or analysis.

The Google counsel told the NCLAT bench of Chairperson Justice Ashok Bhushan and Dr Alok Srivastava, member (technical), the competition regulator’s findings that Google was trying to abuse its dominance by pushing Google Chrome into Android phones were devoid of a proper analysis.

“They (CCI) say Google apps can only be disabled. The question then is

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 9:02 PM IST

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