Technology giant Google announced Friday that it has approached the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) to challenge India’s Competition Commission (CCI) order on unfair commercial practices in Android mobile devices.
In October, the CCI fined Google INR 1,337.76 crore and suspended various unfair business practices for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to Android mobile devices. I ordered the internet majors to stop.
A Google spokesperson said, “We believe the CCI decision will be a major setback for Indian users and businesses who trust Android’s security features and may drive up the cost of their mobile devices. We have decided to appeal the decision of
Google was fined over Rs 2.2 crore in two CCI judgments less than a week ago in October. In his second judgment against Google, CCI fined him Rs.
“Android has delivered significant benefits to Indian users, developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and has driven India’s digital transformation. We remain committed to our users and partners,” the spokesperson added.
According to sources, CCI has received record-breaking testimonials from OEMs, developers, and users indicating that the open Android business model supports competition for the benefit of all stakeholders, particularly India. No strong evidence could be assessed.
Sources also disagree with CCI’s decision, and after careful consideration of the decision and its implications, Google is taking all appropriate legal steps to protect its Android business model in India.
The tech giant was optimistic that NCLAT would take full account of the evidence on record and the huge 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.
Multiple sources claim CCI acted in the interest of OEMs, but that doesn’t appear to be the case, with the same partners CCI trying to protect, such as Micromax and Karbonn, protesting CCI’s decision. doing.
Phone makers such as Micromax and Karbonn said the CCI decision would make Android devices more expensive for users, expose Indian users to malware, and make the Android platform less attractive for app developers to build apps. They added that it is clear that they are aware that
Meanwhile, IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Google has every right to go to court for justice.
“They (Google) have a right to go to court…everyone is entitled to natural justice and can appeal,” he said.