Google's troubles are not taking the name of less. Google has been fined heavily for the second time in two months. Alphabet Inc-owned company Google has been fined $176 million (about Rs 1,304 crore) on behalf of South Korea's entry trust regulator. It is alleged that Google blocked the customized version of the Android operating system, which is against the rules. Earlier, France has recently fined Google 500 million euros (about Rs 4,400 crore), which was a record. Google has been found guilty of infringement of copyright law. Let us tell you that this is the second fine imposed on American giant Google in a month. It is also the ninth-largest fine imposed on any company.
Guilty of violation of Google Market rules
Korea's Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday that Google has agreed with the device maker. Which is against the rules of the market. At the same time, due to its dominance, Google is placing arbitrary conditions, which are against the rules of competition in the mobile operating system market. Google has said to appeal against this decision. The company says that the benefits of Android compatibility have been ignored. Also, other programs of the company and its benefits have not been looked into, which directly benefits the users. KFTC chairperson joh Sung Wook said that the decision of the Korea Fair Trade Commission was very meaningful. Which helps in maintaining the competition in the mobile operating app market.
The KFTC said that Google has entered into an Anti Fragmentation Agreement (AFA) agreement with the device makers, in which important contacts were made regarding the App Store license. Let us tell you that under the AFA, manufacturers could not make their handsets with the modified version of Android.