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You know the company Google fined record $ 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion) by regulators in the European Union for breach of its antitrust laws, and the European Commission that Google had abused its dominance in the Android Market by charging them to a search engine of its browser Google Chrome in the operating system, it is claimed that the giant sea prevented the makers of the phones of create devices powered by versions of the close of the Android platform, with the payment of their funds to the manufacture of large operators of mobile networks to include the application of a Google search on phones exclusively.
The European Commission achieved in the system of Android closely over the past year after it bought the competitors of that company’s headquarters in mountain view was abusing its market dominance in the field of software, the company submitted a FairSearch complaint against Google in 2013, the group included rivals such as Nokia, Microsoft and Oracle.
As described Steve Ballmer Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and Google to police proprietary, which should be for control, while the company terminated Google and Microsoft their differences over patents Android system a few years ago, but that did not prevent the European Union from the investigation into the allegations of the original.
Said Margaret fair Margrethe Vestager, the Danish political process that leads the investigation and is currently serving as European Commissioner for competition and antitrust, in a statement sent via e-mail: “use the Google Android system as a means of strengthening the dominance of a search engine of its own, and these practices of competitors of the opportunity to innovate and compete on features.”
The rights of the value of the fine current, which is the amount of the funds contributed by the Netherlands in the EU budget each year, on the value of the former fine of $ 2.7 million which was approved by the European Union in the past year due to the manipulation of search results, says European Commission said that Google has done a disservice to its dominance in the Android Market in three key areas, the European Commission wants Google Now to terminate its unlawful conduct in an effective manner, within 90 days of the issuance of the resolution.
This means that the giant search is forced to stop forcing manufacturers to install the Chrome browser and Search in advance in exchange for access to the App Store and Google Play, as it should be on the giant research also stress on the prevention of Companies Manufacture phones use versions of skeptical of Android.
And lead the EU’s decision to lift the total fines the company to about € 6.7 million after the penalty last year in respect of services registration and searching, and can be followed by more fines at the expiration of the investigation into contracts for online advertising, although the fine is considered the standard amount, but a company that was able to generate the same amount of water every 16 days in 2017, based on annual revenue of the company amounting to 110.9 million USD.
The Commission says that Google has not provided any credible evidence that versions http of Android will be affected by the failure of art, or failed to support the applications, and Google have been suspended in 2014 the issue of payment of funds illegally in order to save their applications within the devices, and after that the European Union started to consider this issue.
According to the company, it has helped the process of launching Android OS in 2017 many of the hardware makers entering the smartphone revolution, and enabled them to create devices at a lower cost, ensuring that there will be strong competition against the hardware model of the Apple iPhone and its operating iOS, said she will appeal the decision of the Committee, explained one of the speakers on behalf of the company to be the Android system has created more options for everyone, not less, and that of the classic features strong competition is the ecosystem’s vibrant innovation and rapid and low prices.
One many companies, including Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, large fines relating to the competition by the European Commission, which fined the European Union Microsoft twice, so after the failure of the software giant to include the possibility to change the browser in a system update operating Windows the Windows 7, also has a claim to Apple to repay taxes totaling $ 15.4 million to the European Union.
Considered Android operating system is open source software, but Google lost it slowly and the components of the basic software services Google Play and associated agreements, and by agreements against retailers that force companies to use the version of Android Google, most Android devices outside of China now include programs and services to Google in advance.
The European Union had requested of the giant sea commitment to the content of the judgment within 90 days, andseparating the web Chrome and search on Android system which provides it, but depending on the decision of Google to appeal against the sentence, it is likely that the use of the legal process for many years to come.
Fine of €4,34 bn to @Google for 3 types of illegal restrictions on the use of Android. In this way it has cemented the dominance of its search engine. Denying rivals a chance to innovate and compete on the merits. It’s illegal under EU antitrust rules. @Google now has to stop it
— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) July 18, 2018
#Antitrust: the @EU_Commission fines #Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding #Android mobile devices to strengthen the dominance of Google’s search engine https://t.co/UFWBGkmYnh pic.twitter.com/2KJo6ADUR2
— EU Competition (@EU_Competition) July 18, 2018
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