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Google appeals €4.3bn EU fine over Android

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Google on Tuesday appealed the biggest ever anti – trust fine by the EU , which imposed a 4 . 34 billion euro ( $ 5 billion ) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices .
In an email to AFP , Google spokesman Al Verney confirmed that “ we have now filed our appeal of the European Commission’ s Android decision at the General Court of the European Union . ”

In its July decision , Brussels accused Google of using the Android system ’ s huge popularity on smartphones and tablets to promote the use of its own Google search engine and shut out rivals .

( AFP )

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