New Delhi. The Government of India has imposed a huge fine of Rs 1,337 crore on Google. The Competition Commission of India ie CCI has imposed this heavy fine on the world’s leading tech company Google. Allegations against Google that they have taken advantage of their strong position in the market.
Google is accused of pre-installing its apps like Google, Chrome, YouTube and Google Search on Android devices. The Competition Commission of India has termed this work of Google as a wrong advantage of its strong position in the market. For this reason, the Government of India has imposed a huge fine of Rs 161 million i.e. Rs 1,337 crore on Google. Apart from this, this government body of the Government of India has also ordered to seize the property of Google. The commission has told Google that they have to stop this wrong practice as soon as possible.
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The CCI examined Google’s licensing of these Android apps and found that Google promotes its apps by pre-installing its apps on Android devices and eliminates competition from the market. When the Competition Commission of India asked Google a question about this allegation, Google said that it is not that they are alone in this competition.
Their Android ecosystem competes with Apple’s iOS ecosystem. However, the CCI took note of Google’s argument and found that there is a huge difference between the business models of Apple and Google i.e. iOS and Android, so no question of competition between the two arises.
Because of these reasons, India has imposed such a huge fine on Google. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 1337.76 crore for violating Section 4. Apart from this, the commission has also ordered Google to submit all financial data and supporting documents related to this matter within 30 days.
The Competition Commission of India has clearly stated that Google cannot and will not force any user to install or uninstall its pre-installed apps. However, Google has not yet responded to the fine imposed on it.