Google hit with 4.3 bn euro Android fine from EU
London: Google would be fined a record 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion) over its Android operating system, reports the BBC.
The European Commission’s action followed a three year probe into claims the firm’s mobile device strategy had unfairly strengthened its dominance of search.
The penalty is set to be confirmed at a press conference in Brussels later, BBC said.
It will be the largest fine imposed by the regulator against a single firm.
However, Google may challenge the ruling.
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager previously fined Google 2.4bn euros ($2.8 billion) over a separate probe into its shopping comparison service – a ruling Google is in the process of appealing against.
In addition, her team has a third investigation underway into the firm’s advert-placing business AdSense. (UNI)