Alphabet's Google has been given two more weeks to counter EU antitrust charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to block competitors, the European Commission said on Thursday.
The EU competition enforcer in April accused the US technology giant of harming consumers because of its demand that mobile phone makers pre-install Google Search and the Google Chrome browser on their smartphones to access other Google apps.
Google can be fined up to $7.4 billion (roughly Rs. 49,684 crores) or 10 percent of its global turnover if found guilty of breaching EU rules.
It also faces charges of favouring its shopping service over those of rivals in Internet search results and blocking competitors in online search advertising.
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