One would think that the worst is over for Google after two CCI rulings and penalties totaling INR 2,274.2 Cr ($276.37 Mn). However, the competition commission is investigating another antitrust case involving the tech giant, which may take another year to resolve.
The CCI fined Google INR 1,337.6 Cr and INR 936 Cr for abusing dominance with its Android operating system and the Play Store. The third case involves Google’s AndroidTV operating system, which was brought to light after lawyers Kshitiz Arya and Purushottam Anand filed a case in May 2020, and CCI found prima facie evidence of a competition violation. The third case involves Google’s AndroidTV operating system, which is accused of creating entry barriers for other OS makers such as Samsung, Amazon, and LG. Furthermore, Google is facing allegations in the news aggregation space via Google News.