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Google faces another record fine from European Union - this time on Android

Google faces another record fine from European Union - this time on Android

While the fine is the largest antitrust judgement ever, an even bigger fine could be on the way for Google.

Google said at the time that Android was a remarkable system based on open-source software and open innovation and was good for competition and for consumers.

And now because Google has apparently not changed its behaviours, the EC is considering issuing another record fine against the firm, according to Reuters. However, that is the least of Google's troubles as they face another record fine over perceived antitrust aspects of Android.

Last month, the European Union hit Google with a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.7 billion) for allegedly abusing its search engine dominance to give illegal advantage to its own comparison shopping service.

"If Google was forced to unbundle Google Play from its other Digital Life services, handset makers and operators would be free to set whatever they like by default potentially triggering a decline in the usage of Google's services", Richard Windsor, an independent financial analyst, told Reuters.




This peer review panel, sometimes called a devil's advocate, is typically comprised of three to four experienced officials tasked with combing over the case team's conclusions before a final decision is made.

We could find out more about the Commission's verdict soon - Reuter's sources claim that it has created a panel of experts to take another look at the case to make sure that it's "robust". It followed this up by encouraging companies to bring civil lawsuits against Google for favouring its own shopping comparison site over rivals' sites in Google searches. The practices that the Commission targeted include Google's requirements from Android device makers.

These companies then gain access to Google's other apps, and must refrain from using rival versions of Android.

June 2017 - The EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

In the last case, After an investigation into its search algorithm, Google has been found guilty of presenting biased search results which favoured its own shopping comparison service.


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