CCI slaps Rs 1,337.76 crore penalty on Google for unfair trade practices

The CCI in its press statement said that it found "Google to be dominant in all the above mentioned relevant markets"

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In its defence, Google cited the competition it faced from Apple

Shivani Shinde Mumbai
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 1,337.76 crore on Google for allegedly abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android mobile device ecosystem and violating Section 4 of the Competition Act.

The CCI also issued cease and desist order against Google, asking it to refrain from unfair business practices, and directed the tech giant to modify its conduct within a defined timeline.

Google has been given 30 days to provide the requisite financial details and supporting documents. Google’s Android is the dominant operating system (OS) for smartphones in India and globally. The only

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First Published: Oct 20 2022 | 9:09 PM IST

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