On Wednesday, the European antitrust controllers have fined Google with a 3.4 billion euro ( $5.04 billion) fine for misusing its position in the smartphone market to increase the dominance of its search engine, the European Commission declared in a statement.
The tech giant Google was ordered to stop the practice within 90 days or face further penalty payments of up to 5% on an average daily global turnout of its parent company, Alphabet.
The European controller says Google has required manufacturers to pre-install Google search app and Chrome app critical condition for the licensing Google’s Play Store.
The company added payments to large manufacturers and mobile network operators, organize all of them exclusively pre-install the Google Search app on their devices.
At least, Google has restrained manufactures wishing to pre-install Google apps for selling alternative of a single smart mobile device. In the cases, the company has found a non-Google-approved version of Android.
The European Commission points out that it only judge these individual illegal practices, and doesn’t any question the open source model or the Android operating system as such the same way.
European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement “ in this same way, Google has used Android as a vehicle to the ascendancy of its search engine.
These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits. They have rejected European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile space. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.
According to a record of Google the size is fine and takes account of the duration gravity in the infringement, also the European Commission claims “it has been calculated value of the Google’s revenue form the advertising services on Android devices in the EEA.
Google said it would petition the fine Android has created more choice for everyone without less. According to Reuters of the company said a variant ecosystem with rapid innovation and lower prices are classic hallmarks of robust contention.
This the first time of the Google’s antitrust-related fine in the EU. In June 2017, Google has fine about $2.72 billion for promoting its shopping comparison services over other search engine related results to European Commission.
Another side the company avoided $5 billion fine in Fed 2014 when the EU antitrust investigation was settled on it was misusing its market dominance by displaying search results and more notable than others.