Google Challenges EU Regulator Over $5 Billion Antitrust Penalty
Google said in an email last Tuesday that it has filed an appeal challenging the decision of European antitrust regulators to penalize the company $5 billion for unfairly using its Android operating system to thwart competitors.
The Alphabet unit previously argued that the Android gave consumers more choices, not less. However, EU competition enforcers said that Google had abused its market dominance since 2011 and forced manufacturers to pre-install Chrome and Google play with the mobile OS.
It is said that a final appeal is still possible at the Court of Justice of the European Union, but only on points of law.