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Google pushes to overturn EU's $5-billion antitrust verdict on android

Regulator says the Alphabet unit abused its market dominance, while Google says it boosts competition against Apple

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Foo Yun Chee | Reuters 

Alphabet unit Google on Monday criticised EU antitrust regulators for ignoring rival Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe's second-highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro ($5.1 billion) fine related to its Android operating system. Far from holding back rivals and harming users, Android has been a massive success story of competition at work, representatives of Google told a panel of five judges at the General Court in Luxembourg at the start of a five-day hearing. The European Commission fined Google in 2018, saying that it had used Android since 2011 to thwart rivals and ...

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First Published: Tue, September 28 2021. 02:17 IST