India says Google abused Android dominance

Google stifled competition and prevented the development of Android rivals in India, the country’s antitrust regulator has decided in a report seen by Reuters. In 2019, Competition Commission of India opened a probe into whether Google abused Android’s dominance in the market where devices powered by the OS are prevalent. In its report on the probe’s findings, the regulator wrote that Google flexed its “huge financial muscle” to reduce manufacturers’ ability to develop and sell devices running Android forks. 

In addition, the commission said that Google requiring manufacturers to pre-install Android apps is an unfair condition to make in exchange for access to its mobile OS. It violates India’s

→ Continue reading at Engadget

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Most Popular

Who Stood to Gain From the Grammys’ Sudden Expansion of Its Big Award Categories?

The day before the 2022 Grammy Awards nominees were announced, representatives from the Recording Academy, which oversees the awards, began informing members of the...

Westlake Center tree lighting marks return to big holiday events

The annual tree lighting felt "almost normal" to some in attendance eager to kick off the holiday season. SEATTLE — A crowd forming...

Mikaela Shiffrin Has a World Cup Record, and, Finally, a Rival

Shiffrin tied the career record for World Cup wins in a single discipline, slalom, beating Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, the sport’s reigning overall champion.KILLINGTON,...