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Indian developers benefit from Android, Play: Google on CCI penalty

Tech giant was yesterday ordered to pay Rs 937 cr as penalty for abusing dominant position of its app store

Photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

Shivani Shinde Mumbai
Google on Wednesday said that it was “reviewing the decision to evaluate the next steps” on the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI’s) latest order on Google Play Store policies.

The CCI on Tuesday imposed a penalty of Rs 937 crore on Google for allegedly abusing the dominant position of its app store. It also asked Google to “not restrict app developers from using third-party billing/payment processing services”.

Google also said that Indian developers benefited from the “technology, flexibility” of Google Play.

The company, in a statement, said: “Indian developers have benefited from the technology, security, consumer protections, and unrivalled choice

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First Published: Oct 26 2022 | 12:14 PM IST

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