Google has imposed unfair market conditions on OEMs by bundling all 11 apps together, and forcing OEMs to pre-install them, said CCI
The competition watchdog argued that competitors of Google such as Fire OS have become extinct owing to former’s anti-competitive stance
The tribunal will continue hearing the case on March 15, with ASG Venkatraman continuing his submission in the matter
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Tuesday (March 14) told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that the Mobile Application Development Agreement (MADA) is one of Google’s tools to enforce its anti-competitive policies.
MADA mandates that OEMs should pre-install the entire Google Mobile Services suite, and not individual apps.
Adding further to this, the CCI said that there was no technical requirement for smartphone manufacturers to pre-install the entire suit