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Google plans legal challenge to block CCI's Android order: Report

The CCI-Android ruling, despite involving a smaller $162 million (Rs 1,334 crore) fine, has worried Google since it seeks wider ranging remedial measures


Google declined to comment on its legal plans, reiterating its statement from last week that the CCI order was “a major setback for Indian consumers and businesses, opening serious security risks ... and raising the cost of mobile devices for Indians

Google is planning a legal challenge to block a ruling by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to change its approach to its Android operating system, concerned that it will restrict how it promotes the platform, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

The Alphabet unit has been fined $275 million (Rs 2,265 crore) in two CCI decisions since last week — one for its policies of charging in-app commissions and another for abusing its position in the market for Android operating system(OS). 

The rulings come as Google faces increased antitrust scrutiny across the world. Last month, it

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 6:41 PM IST

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