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CCI seeks details of Google’s agreements with phone makers

The Competition Commission of India's (CCI) investigation wing has sought details of agreements between smartphone manufacturers and Google, as it continues its probe into Google for allegedly abusing the dominance of its Android OS, according to the Economic Times. The CCI director has issued letters to Samsung, Xiaomi, Karbonn, and Lava. The letter was sent last month, and the companies were given two weeks' time to respond. The CCI sought details on: License fee or royalty payments made to Google for using the Android OS and Google mobile services on a yearly basis from April 2011 to March 2019 Whether Google has imposed any restrictions on using its mobile apps and services since April 2011 The CCI ordered the investigation in May after deciding that there was merit in the accusations of market dominance against Google. The commission had begun…

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