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Google Appeals $5B EU Fine

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CBJ — Google is appealing a $5 billion antitrust fine by European Union authorities, who say the tech giant abused the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors. Android is the most-used operating system in the world, ahead of the Apple iOS.

The California-based company has filed its legal challenge with the General Court of the EU.

The EU’s executive Commission issued the record fine in July after it found Google forced smartphone makers using Android to install the company’s search and browser apps. The company also paid big phone makers to exclusively pre-install the Google Search app.

Google must take measures to fix the problem by the end of October or risk further fines.

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