Google To Charge Phone Makers For Apps After EU Fine

Law360 (October 16, 2018, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. said Tuesday that it would begin to charge device manufacturers for some of its apps as the company fights a €4.34 billion ($5.04 billion) fine over licensing practices for its Android operating system that the European Union's competition enforcer has deemed abusive. 

The California-based tech giant said last week that it had appealed the European Commission’s July decision that found the company used the dominance of its open-source Android operating system to impose restrictions on phone manufacturers that drive more users to its core internet search business. But in a blog post on Tuesday, Google’s senior vice president for platforms and...

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