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Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

AP  |  Brussels 

has appealed a record $5 billion fine that authorities levied against the for allegedly abusing the dominance of its to stifle competitors.

A for the company, Al Verney, confirmed Wednesday that the company has filed its legal challenge to the July ruling.

The EU's Commission issued the fine in July after it found forced makers using to install the company's search and browser apps.

Under the ruling, must take measures to fix the problem by the end of October or risk further fines.

Google, which had said it would appeal, argued that its free has led to lower-price phones and stoked competition with its chief rival,

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 15:50 IST