India’s antitrust order stunts Android’s growth: Google – Newspaper

NEW DELHI: Growth of Google’s Android ecosystem is set to come to a halt in India due to an antitrust order that requires the company to change the way it markets the platform, the company said. American company in a challenge before the Supreme Court.

India’s Competition Commission (ICC) fined Alphabet Inc-owned Google $161 million in October for exploiting its dominant position in Android, which powers 97% of smartphones in India, and asked to change the restrictions imposed on smartphone manufacturers related to the pre-installation of applications.

Google has so far said the ICC ruling will force it to change its long-standing business model, but its filing with India’s Supreme Court quantifies the impact for the first time and details the changes the company will take. will have to bring.

Posted in Dawn, January 12, 2023