Google Loses $4.1bn Appeal Case
Tech giant company, Google, loses $4.1bn appeal case against EU The European Union’s second-highest court majority upheld the European Union’s record fine against Google for its Android mobile operating system on Wednesday, only slightly decreasing it for technical reasons. The EU’s General Court stated in a statement that it “essentially accepts the commission’s finding that Google placed illegal limitations on makers of Android mobile devices” to benefit its search engine. The court, however, ruled that the penalties should be lowered somewhat to 4.125 billion euros ($4.1 billion), rather than the 4.3 billion euros ordered by the commission in 2018. Google, on the other hand, expressed disappointment with the EU court’s decision to primarily sustain a record fine for the tech giant’s domination of the Android mobile-phone operating system. “We are upset that the court did not completely overturn the verdict.” “Android has increased rather than decreased options for everyone, and it supports hundreds of successful businesses in Europe and throughout the world,” the firm stated in a brief statement.