CCI order a major setback for Indian businesses, consumers: Google

'Will open serious security risks… raise mobile device costs'


Google Mobile Services (GMS) is a collection of Google applications and APIs that help support functionality across devices

Sourabh Lele New Delhi
Google said on Friday that the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI’s) order to modify its conduct related to certain agreements with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) would open “serious security risks for Indians” and raise mobile device costs.

The remarks came a day after India’s antitrust body imposed a penalty of Rs 1,337.76 crore on the technology giant for allegedly abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android mobile device ecosystem and violating Section 4 of the Competition Act. The CCI also asked the firm to refrain from unfair business practices and directed it to modify its conduct within a defined timeline.

Google said it would review the decision to evaluate the next steps. “Android has created more choice for everyone,

First Published: Oct 21 2022 | 9:39 PM IST

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