CCI imposed fine on Google
The company did not get relief even from the Supreme Court.
Now Google will make many changes in its rules
New Delhi. Tech giant Google on Wednesday said manufacturers will be able to license individual Google apps for pre-installation on smartphones and Android users will now have the option to select a default search engine on their devices.
The move comes after the Supreme Court refused to grant any interim relief to Google against the order of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which had upheld an antitrust decision of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
The CCI had imposed a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore on Google for anti-competitive practice and another fine of Rs 936.44 crore on the company for abusing its dominant position through Play Store policies.
Google said these things through a blog post
In a blog post, Google said: ‘We take very seriously our commitment to comply with local laws and regulations in India. The recent CCI directives for Android and Play require us to make significant changes for India and today we have informed CCI how we will comply with their directives.
Google said that the company is making necessary changes. Making these changes is a complicated process. This will require the efforts of all partners, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS) and developers.
The company listed several important changes that Google will make to its platform and business in India. For example, OEMs will be able to license individual Google apps for pre-installation on their devices. Similarly, Indian users will now have the option to select their default search engine through the choice screen. This option will soon be visible to users while setting up a new smartphone or Android tablet in India. The company will make many more similar changes.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 26, 2023, 09:12 IST