The European Commission has appointed a Google fine of $ 5 billion in the case of Android

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The European Commission has fined Google a record $ 5 billion (€ 4.3 billion) for abusing the dominant position in the mobile operating system market. 

In addition, Google has been instructed to exempt vendors who want to get a license to Google Play from mandatory pre-installation of Google services and applications on Android smartphones. 

Google has 90 days to fulfill the requirements, after which companies face additional fines of up to 5% of the average daily turnover of the parent holding Alphabet.

Recall that currently, manufacturers of Android devices such as Samsung, in order to provide users with access to Google Play, must comply with a number of requirements regarding the pre-installation of the Google application package. The European Commission considers this practice to violate antitrust laws.

Earlier, Google faced similar claims from the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service in Russia, but got off with smaller losses. 

Recall that in June 2017, the European Commission fined Google € 2.42 billion for promoting its services in a search for goods. The regulator is also investigating the AdSense advertising service.

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