India’s Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to Google

Google hoped to block an anti-trust order passed down from India’s Supreme Court. But unfortunately for Google, they failed.

Instead, The Competition Commission of India (CCI)  dealt a major blow to Google by upholding its Android antitrust ruling, which includes a $161 million fine. The fine, of course, is peanuts to a billion dollar evalated Google empire, however, the restrictions upheld speak to a larger concern for Google and other tech companies.

Google is accused of leveraging restrictions for device creaters mainly centering around Android apps.

Google, in it’s appeal, claimed that beyond harming its business, consumers would suffer in the wake of the ruling. But India’s Supreme Court did not agree and this results in Google would have to revisit relationships with over a thousand device creators. This, Google claims, could slow consumer growth needs in concern with the popular Android OS.

“No other jurisdiction has ever asked for such far-reaching changes,” Google claimed during the proceedings.

The latest ruling became a reality for Google yesterday.

“We are not inclined to interfere,” Chief Justice D.Y Chandrachud said.

“Look at the kind of authority which you wield in terms of dominance.” He continued.

Google will challenge the latest ruling which should be given a ruling by March 31.

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