Indian market watchdog CCI believes that Google is abusing the dominant market position of its operating system Android. This is stated in a report by the Institute, which has been viewed by various media.
The report is based on a two-year study by the CCI, writes Times of India on Saturday. Google would control the smartphone market in an unfair way, says one of the conclusions of the watchdog.
For example, manufacturers who make and sell devices that run on modified versions of Android would receive less money from the tech company. In addition, Google would use its ‘strong financial position to harm competitors’, writes the CCI.
In a statement, Google says that “Android has led to more competition and innovation, not less”. According to Reuters sources, the tech company has not yet seen the market watchdog report.
The dominant position of Google and its operating system has been under investigation for some time. Earlier this week, a South Korean court fined the tech company 207 billion won (nearly 150 million euros). The tech giant would have abused its dominant position by hindering developers of other operating systems. Google is appealing the ruling.