Google Loses Appeal Over Illegal Android App Bundling

The General Court of the European Union found that Google had abused

its dominant position as an Android provider and fined the company EUR4.1 billion.

This is the latest development in the 2018 case, where the EU Competition Commission 

punished the California-based firm for bundling Android OS and Google services.

The court upheld the original charge that Google made phone manufacturers pre-install the Chrome browser and Search app to share revenue.

Although the majority of the original orders were confirmed, the court disagreed with the notion 

That sharing revenue was part of the actual abuse. Therefore, the fine was reduced from its initial EUR4.3 billion.

Google can appeal to the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the bloc's highest court.