The European Commission recently fined Google $5 billion for its Android OS, the fine is because of the way that Google apparently makes smartphone manufacturers install its Chrome and search apps on devices if they want to use Google’s other apps like the Google Play Store. Google also pays the manufacturers for installing search on their devices.
According to a recent report by Bloomberg, when the investigation into Android was revealed in 2017, the search giant offered to make changes to Android to the European Commission.
Exactly what Google offered the EU regulators has not been revealed, obviously it was not enough for the regulators to settle on.
Google has appealed the large fine from the European Commission, although it can easily afford the fine, what could end up hurting Google is the changes to Android as it generates considerable revenue from Android through its adverts.
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