Google fined record 4.3 billion euros by EU

Google hit with 4.3 bn euro Android fine from EU

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)


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