The European Commission has given tech giant Google 90-day window to stop carrying out what has been termed as illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices.
It is said to be aimed at strengthening dominance of Google’s search engine, as per the European Commission.
But the announcement also came with a record-breaking fine of €4.34b (USD $5.05b).
As per various media outlets, the step is being seen as an aggressive regulatory move.
The respite for the company is that fine amount is said to be mere two weeks of revenue for Google parent company Alphabet.
As per the EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the case is about the following three restrictions that Google has foisted on Android device manufacturers and network operators.
These practices, it is said, is to ensure that Android device searches wind up going to Google’s search engine.
Made payments to certain large manufacturers and mobile network operators on condition that they exclusively pre-installed the Google Search app on their devices.>