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Google hit with record 4.34 bn euro fine over ‘illegal’ Android strategy: EU

Brussels, July 18 (AFP/APP):The EU said Wednesday it had slapped a record 4.34-billion-euro ($5.04 billion) antitrust fine on Google for illegally using its Android operating system to strengthen the dominance of its search engine.
“Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine,” EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. “This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.”