Google Appeals $161.9 Million Android Antitrust Ruling in India's Supreme Court

Google Appeals $161.9 Million Android Antitrust Ruling in India’s Supreme Court

Google has turned to India’s Supreme Court in an effort to block an order that could have significant consequences for the Android ecosystem. Last October, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google $161.9 million and barred the company from requiring original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to pre-install Google apps and services on their phones. This week, an appeals tribunal rejected Google’s request to block the ruling, which is due to come into effect on January 19th. In response, Google filed a challenge against the tribunal’s decision with India’s top court on Saturday, reportedly viewing it as its last and best hope of preventing the CCI’s order from impacting its business.