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Google fined KRW 207 bln in Korea for preventing alternative Android forks

Tuesday 14 September 2021 | 08:42 CET | News
The Korea Fair Trade Commission fined Google KRW 207.4 billion (USD 177 million) for preventing mobile device makers such as Samsung from developing their own versions of the Android operating system. The regulator said Google's actions constituted an abuse of its dominant position, preventing the market entry and development of competing OS. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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