Google hit with €4.3 billion fine from the European Commission
July 30 2018

On 18 July 2018, Google was fined with a €4.34 billion (USD$ 5.078 billion) by the European Commission, for abuse of dominant position through its operating system Android.  The fine is the largest ever imposed by the European Commission against a single company.
According to the Commission, Google required the manufacturers of Android devices to pre-install the Google Search app and its own web browser Chrome as a condition for allowing them to offer access to its Play app store.
Google has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up to 5% of its average global daily turnover.