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Google plans to appeal India antitrust order that directs major changes to Android

CCI imposed a penalty of ₹1338 crores (~$162 million) on Google for abusing its dominant position in the five markets related to Android

Update (October 31, 10:00 am):  Google will appeal the antitrust decision dealt by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which requires the company to make sweeping changes to Android, Reuters reported. The company is concerned about how the decision "could increase regulatory pressures in other jurisdictions," a source told the newspaper. If Google is successful in getting a stay, it could be years before we see any changes to Android. Although likely, it's not yet certain if Google will also appeal the CCI decision against Play Store. Original story (October 21, 11:28 am): What changes India wants Google to make to Android Imagine buying a new Android phone and having the option to choose Microsoft's Bing as your search engine right from the set up screen or being able to download another app store from the official Play Store or install an app directly from the internet without any warnings from Google—these are some of the possible outcomes if the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) latest order against Google is implemented. CCI on October 20 prescribed a stringent list of modifications that Google must pursue within a defined timeline and also imposed a penalty of ₹1338 crores (~$162 million) on the company for abusing its dominant position in the following markets related to its Android ecosystem: Market for licensable OS for smart mobile devices in India (Android) Market for app store for Android smart mobile OS in India (Play Store) Market for general web search services in India (Google Search) Market for non-OS…

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