The Google app seen on a smartphone on July 13. South Korea fined Google US$177 million over agreements with smartphone makers that prevented prominent gadget brands from developing their own versions of Android. Photo: Reuters
The Google app seen on a smartphone on July 13. South Korea fined Google US$177 million over agreements with smartphone makers that prevented prominent gadget brands from developing their own versions of Android. Photo: Reuters
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South Korea fines Google over Android smartphone dominance and anti-fragmentation agreements with smartphone makers

  • South Korea fined Google US$177 million after the Fair Trade Commission determined that agreements with smartphone makers prevented modified versions of Android
  • Google says it will appeal the decision that would end its agreements with brands like Samsung and LG requiring them to use approved versions of its OS

The Google app seen on a smartphone on July 13. South Korea fined Google US$177 million over agreements with smartphone makers that prevented prominent gadget brands from developing their own versions of Android. Photo: Reuters
The Google app seen on a smartphone on July 13. South Korea fined Google US$177 million over agreements with smartphone makers that prevented prominent gadget brands from developing their own versions of Android. Photo: Reuters
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