Competition Commission of India imposed a fine of billions of rupees on Google / AFP Photo
Competition Commission of India imposed a fine of billions of rupees on Google / AFP Photo

Google has said it will cooperate with the Competition Commission of India regarding changes to the Android platform.

Google’s statement came after the Supreme Court of India dismissed the search engine’s appeal against the Competition Commission’s decision.

In October 2022, the Competition Commission of India fined Google $16.19 million and ordered Google to change its practices for the Android platform.

According to the Competition Commission, Google used its dominant position in online search and the app store for Android devices to protect its own apps, such as Chrome and YouTube, and suppress rival apps.

Google had filed an appeal in court against this decision and on January 19, Bhati Supreme Court rejected it and directed to implement the decision within 7 days.

“We are committed to our customers and partners and will continue to cooperate with the Competition Commission,” a Google spokesperson said.

The spokesperson did not explain what steps will be taken in this regard.

The spokesperson said that we are reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision in detail.

The Indian Supreme Court had said in its decision that the lower court has to hear Google’s request and give a decision by March 31.

There are 600 million smartphones in use in India, of which 97% run on the Android operating system.

Earlier, in 2018, a similar decision was made against Google by the European Union.

Following this decision, Google made several changes to allow users to choose the default search engine on Android devices.

According to analysts, Google will have to make similar changes in India as well.