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Google could face stiff fines over Android policy

Posted On: Jul. 11, 2018 6:41 AM CST

The European Union's competition regulator could fine Google L.L.C. billions of dollars for the company's policy of forcing its software into Android-based devices by default, reported citing media sources. Google's policies force device manufacturers to pre-install Google Chrome browser and make Google Search the default search engine if they want to provide customers with access to Google Play store. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition commissioner, said that such a requirement violates the EU’s antitrust rules and bars other search engines and software products from getting their share of the market.

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