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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Google on Wednesday allowed Indian device makers to license individual apps for pre-installation and give users the option to choose a default search engine, easing the Android system’s behavior. He announced that he would change his method.

The move comes after the country’s Supreme Court upheld a draconian antitrust directive last week in which the company abused its market position to change how it sells Android systems in key growth markets. dismissed Google’s challenge to the Indian Competition Commission’s ruling ordering it to .

“Implementing these changes across the ecosystem is a complex process that requires a lot of work on our part and often involves partners, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and developers. It will require a lot of effort on our part,” Google said in a blog post.

In October, the CCI ruled that Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc., took advantage of its dominant position in Android, imposing restrictions on device makers, including those related to pre-installing apps and securing search exclusivity. ordered to be abolished. He also fined Google $161 million.

(Reporting by Aditya Kalra and Nallur Sethuraman; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)


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