- Google fined $161M in India’s Android antitrust case, facing partial penalties.
- Allegations include market monopoly, privacy violations, and app restrictions.
- India’s 600M Android users make up a crucial market for Google.
Relating Google Lawsuit in India over Android Antitrust has finally borne some fruits. The Tech Giant suffered serious threats in Court by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Allegations against Google were monopolizing the market and committing such acts which violated users’ privacy. There was another charge of Google not allowing the users to choose their own Default Brower.
Google was also accused of uninstallation of apps without third-party authorization and not allowing users to install third-party apps outside the square of the Google Play Store.
One of the particular cases was Google forcing restrictions on device makers related to the pre-installation of apps.
CCI imposed a lot of restrictions on Google as Google thrashed 4 out of 10 points in its Anti Trust Case. Google was also heavily fined 161 million dollars for failing to achieve the Trust of users.
India is the largest market for Google, as 97% of India’s smartphone users use Android, which is roughly 600 million users. Compare that to Europe, where only 75% of the total population uses Android of 500 million Smartphones.
In summary, Google suffered from a lawsuit over Android Antitrust Case. Google was fined 161 million dollars in charge and asked to change some of its policies, which will give users some freedom.