Google approached the court of appeals NCLAT to challenge the CCI order regarding unfair business practices in the Android mobile device ecosystem, a company spokesperson said Friday.
In October, the Competition Commission fined internet giant Google a hefty Rs 1,337.76 crore and imposed various unfair fines for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to Android mobile devices. ordered to stop the business practice.
A Google spokesperson told PTI: “We are appealing the CCI’s decision on Android because we believe the CCI’s decision will be a major blow to Indian users and businesses who rely on Android’s security features and may drive up the cost of their mobile devices. “We look forward to making a case at NCLAT and remain committed to our users and partners,” the spokesperson added.
The company says Android has brought tremendous benefits to Indian users, developers and OEMs, driving India’s digital transformation.
Sources say Google wants to stay and CCI shows that its open Android business model supports competition for the benefit of all stakeholders, especially India, OEMs, developers. , and added that it believes it failed to assess the strong evidence in the records from its users. .
According to sources, Google is optimistic that NCLAT will fully take into account the evidence on record and the significant contribution Android has made to the massive growth and prosperity of India’s mobile ecosystem.
According to sources, Android offers more choice for everyone and supports thousands of successful businesses in India and around the world.
The CCI’s decision exposes Indian users to unprecedented security risks, making Android devices in India more expensive, less capable and less secure than they are today.