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The EU has fined Google a record €4.3bn over Android antitrust

Google Fined RM20.3 Billion By EU Over Abuse Of Android OS

Google is required to stop these practices within 90 days or it will face additional fines and consequences.

The EU penalty is likely to exceed the 2017 fine because of the broader scope of the Android case, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

Margrethe Vestager, EU Antitrust Chief who is in charge of the competition policy, said that the USA tech giant has been unlawfully using Android's near-monopoly since 2011 to improve usage of its own search engine and browser and to strengthen its dominant position in general Internet search.

Margrethe Vestager, the Competition Commissioner for the European Union, stated the huge fine would force Google to change its ways, increasing the chances of competition search apps and browsers to be downloaded.

Google does not even share proper response for its actions.

Yesterday Google was hit with the whopping fine by the European Commission.

Ms Vestager acknowledged that Google's version of Android does not prevent device owners downloading alternative web browsers or using other search engines. That makes it hard for competitors to Google's search engine and Chrome browser to compete on their merits, she said.

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The Android decision is the most important of a trio of antitrust cases against Google. The two sides have been locked in a circle of tit-for-tat retaliation since Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports and the European Union retaliated with duties on a basket of goods.

Google finally gave "financial incentives" to manufacturers and mobile network operators if they pre-installed Google Search on their devices, the commission said.

All that being said, Fuchsia OS is still very much a work in progress, and it has yet to be signed off as the next major step for Google by either the CEO Sundar Pichai or Android and Chrome chief Hiroshi Lockheimer.

On Wednesday, she said repeatedly that it wasn't her business to tell Google what to do, just to punish it for illegal behaviour. Last year, it imposed a then-record -2.4 billion ($2.8 billion) fine on the company for using its search engine to unfairly steer consumers to its own shopping platform. "They truly have taken advantage of the USA, but not for long!"

Google has denied the charges, saying that bundling search with its Google Play allows it to offer the entire package for free, and that smartphone makers and users have a wide choice. And if Google does not change its practices, the penalty will keep on increasing.

Depending on your point of view, Margarethe Vestager is either the only global regulator really standing up to arrogant American tech giants - or a busybody trying to hobble innovative businesses because Europe can't build its own.

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