wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Which Parts of India’s Android Antitrust Order is Google Exempt from?

While NCLAT largely sided with the Competition Commission of India’s Android antitrust order, it set aside four of the changes that Google does not have to make.

Google Android Smartphone

India's competition regulator ordered Google to make ten significant changes to its Android policies in an antitrust order issued last October. Google appealed the order with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The tribunal, on March 29, issued its decision largely siding with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and upholding the antitrust order, but set aside four of the changes the regulator ordered. Why does this matter: While much of the CCI order was retained as is, Google has scored a partial victory in some important areas. Moreover, Google could also see a similar reprieve in the Play Store antitrust order, which is still under review by NCLAT. What changes is Google not required to make? Allow listing of other app stores on Play Store: Google was ordered to allow the developers of app stores to distribute their app stores through Play Store. NCLAT found this direction bearing no relation to the abuse alleged in the order. "It is a common business practice that for showcasing any product in the Mall, the entity, who is running the Mall, is fully entitled to put some terms and conditions for showcasing any product in the Mall. Similarly, Google has its own terms and conditions for distributing Apps prepared by App developers through its Play Store. It is neither argued, nor found by the Commission that there is any abuse of dominance by Google in distribution of Apps by developers through its Play Store," NCLAT reasoned before setting aside the direction. No restrictions on…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Free Reads

News

Any licensed service provider will be eligible for testing in the regulatory sandbox as principal applicants, provided they meet the conditions laid down for...

News

The FIR has been filed with the Cyber Crime Cell of the Mumbai Police against an undisclosed person under sections of the Indian Penal...

News

Paytm streamlines UPI services, transitioning users from Paytm Payments Bank to four major PSP banks after NPCI green light.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

NPCI CEO Dilip Asbe recently said that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities. But following this advice could...

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ