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India: CCI asks companies for info on agreements with Google

 |  June 20, 2019

The investigation wing of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has sought details of agreements between smartphone makers and Google or its group companies as the anti-trust regulator deepens its probe into allegations of misuse of market share by the Android operating system (OS). This follows the European Union having fined Google over abuse of Android’s market dominance last year.

The CCI director general has issued letters to several handset makers including Samsung, Xiaomi, Karbonn and Lava, seeking information on terms and conditions of agreements with Google. The CCI also wants to know if Google imposed any restrictions on using the company’s mobile apps and services over eight years beginning April 2011.

Full Content: Economic Times

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