India joins EU in finding Google anti-competitive; 'competitors never stood a chance,' finds landmark decision

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The Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty of a little under Rs. 1338 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android mobile device ecosystem, apart from issuing a cease-and-desist order. The Commission, which has been investigating Google's market practices since 2019, also directed Google to modify its conduct within a defined timeline, according to a statement on the competition authority's website. Google cannot restrict consumers from uninstalling its apps, the authority noted