Google will challenge the EU authorities’ decision to impose a fine of €4.3 billion, later reduced to €4.125 billion, over allegations of abusing a dominant position in the Android mobile device market. We are talking about an appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
The court ruling goes to the heart of the company’s business in the Android mobile ecosystem — it was originally issued by the European Commission in 2018 and challenged by Google in the European Union’s General Court in September. The court largely confirmed the department’s decision, but reduced the fine to 4.125 billion euros.
“There are areas where legal clarifications are required. Android has broadened, not narrowed, the choice for everyone and now powers thousands of successful businesses in Europe and around the world.”– Bloomberg quotes a statement from Google.
The Android case was one of three key decisions by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is trying to curb the power of American tech giants in the region – her office fined Google around €8 billion for investigating its online activities -Advertising.