Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it plans to challenge a ruling by India’s competition watchdog, which ordered the tech giant to change its approach to its Android platform and fined it $162 million for anti-competitive practices.c
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in October that Google is using its dominance in markets such as Android web search and the app store to protect the positions of its programs such as Chrome and YouTube in mobile browsers and online video hosting.
“We have decided to appeal the CCI’s decision on Android because we believe it is a significant setback for our Indian users and businesses that rely on Android’s security features and could potentially increase the cost of mobile devices,” said a spokesperson for Google on Friday.
Reuters previously reported that the CCI’s decision had Google worried because it was looking for broader remedies.
According to Counterpoint Research, about 97% of India’s 600 million devices run Android.