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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 1337.76 crore on Google. Alphabet’s Google was fined for practicing anti-competitive practices involving Android mobile devices.
Along with imposing the fine, the CCI has ordered Google to stop the unfair business practice. Also said that Google should update its service as soon as possible.
Investigation was going on for two years
The CCI investigation against Google has been going on for the last two years. The Investigation Committee had also accused Google of anti-competitive practices, doing unfair business and tampering with the mobile operating system.
In a two-year probe, the CCI found Google India guilty of unilateral dominance in the market. Google was also reducing competition and innovation by putting pressure. Google was making various errors in search results, music, browser, app library and other services.
Google apps are pre-installed in mobile
The CCI alleged that Google used to pressure mobile phone and app makers into one-sided contracts. With this, Google’s apps are already installed in any new mobile. They can’t even be uninstalled.
This forced users to use Google apps under compulsion. Due to this, the usage time of Google apps increased and the rest of the apps started getting damaged.
Case also happened in America
According to reports, even in Texas, America, Google was accused of collecting biometric data of millions of users. For this, Google was not even taking the permission of the users.
Second big fine in a single day
The CCI had on Thursday fined online travel service MakeMyTrip-Goibibo and hospitality service OYO before Google. OYO was fined Rs 168.88 crore and MMT-go Rs 223.48 crore.