EU warns Google of stringent action if it doesn’t comply with its orders
Google is fined with $6.85 billion by the European Union Competition Commission in the Android antitrust case. Google has been under the scanner since 2011 and the decision to fine Google came after the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager called on Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai late Tuesday.
The call was a usual step taken to alert businesses of impending penalty by the EU. As soon as Sundar Pichai came to know about the EU decision to fine Google, he wrote a quick blog describing the choices Android has for consumers demand and how the EU decision would impact the Android business model. He also maintained the Google would appeal against the decision.
A brief account of the Android antitrust case
Google forced made Android mobile manufacturers and telecom companies to sign a contract making Google Search, Chrome browser app and other Google services mandatory for Play app store license. This forceful inclusion of services was done to further strengthen its position in the online search market. Apart from this contract, …