Google Appeals Competition Authority’s Android Unfair Practices Order
Google approached the NCLAT (National Corporate Law Appeals Court) appellate court to challenge the CCI (Competition Commission of India) order on unfair business practices in the Android mobile ecosystem. , a company spokesman said today.
In October, the Competition Commission imposed a hefty fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore against internet giant Google for abusing its dominant position in many markets related to Android mobile devices and ordered for the internet giant to stop and put an end to various unfair business practices.
A Google spokesperson told PTI: “We have decided to appeal CCI’s decision on Android because we believe this decision poses a major obstacle for our Indian users and businesses, who people trust Android’s security features and potentially drive up the cost of mobile devices.” “We look forward to making our case in NCLAT and remaining committed to our users and partners,” the spokesperson added.
The company said that Android has brought great benefits to Indian users, developers and OEMs, while supporting India’s digital transformation.
Google has managed to stay put, the sources said, adding that the company believes CCI has failed to appreciate the strong evidence in the filings from OEMs, developers and users demonstrating that its open business model Android supports competition for the benefit of all stakeholders, including in India specifically.
Google is optimistic that NCLAT will fully consider the documented evidence and the enormous contribution Android has made to the growth and prosperity of the mobile ecosystem in India, the sources said.
Sources claim that Android has created more choices for people and supported thousands of successful businesses in India and around the world.
Sources say CCI’s decision exposes Indian users to unprecedented security risks and will make Android devices in India more expensive, less functional and less secure than they are today.
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