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Google appeals against $5 billion Android fine

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Google has filed an appeal of nearly $5 Billion fine from European Union after they found that the Alphabet Inc. were violating the antitrust laws. This was confirmed by the company to The Verge on Tuesday.

European Commission blamed that Google was illegally using its market dominance over its Android Operation system by putting together different Google products like Google Search And Google Chrome apps and forcing other mobile phone makers to use Google search as a default which European Union deemed illegal.

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The decision to appeal was made in Summer (July), Google told that they would file an Appeal and it was filed on this Tuesday by Alphabet Inc. The earlier decision has told Google to end the anti-competitive behaviors in a period to 90 days in order to continue offering Google Play Store on the Android Devices.

The appeal was filed by Google just before that period of 90 days was about to end.

It’s the 2nd time Google has faced such a major fine from the European Union’s antitrust department. The first major fine which was suffered by Google was in Summer of 2017 when the EU blamed that Google was ranking its own shopping services than those of its rivals in Google search results and Google had to pay a fine of $2.7 billion as a response to such behavior.

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