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Google mobile apps unbundling to start by Friday deadline, say OEMs

The tech giant may discuss with the CCI its plan to comply with its order on Friday


Google can start unbundling its apps at once after informing CCI, say OEMs

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Google is working with mobile device OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to unbundle the distribution of Play Store, which is currently linked to OEMs having to mandatorily pre-install a suite of around nine leading apps.

Its implementation is expected to happen immediately after Google informs and discusses with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) its plan to comply with the antitrust body’s order on Friday.

OEM sources say Google might be able to start unbundling by the Friday deadline given by the Supreme Court for implementation of the CCI order.

If not, it can go back to the Supreme Court to ask for more
Topics : Google CCI

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 9:53 PM IST

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