Report: India opens antitrust case against Google over its payments app(Google Pay)
Report: India opens antitrust case against Google over its payments app
Report: The Indian antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Google for allegedly abusing Google App Store dominance to advertise and promote its own payments service on this planet’s second-largest web market.

From a report: In its Monday announcement concerning the opening of an antitrust case towards Google, India’s Competition Monitoring Commission (ICC) stated it might look into claims that the Android maker is promoting a good place Google Pay when establishing an Android smartphone (and whether or not phone providers have an option to avoid this); and whether the Google Play Store billing system is designed “to the disadvantage of each, i.e. applications that facilitate fee through UPI, in addition to users.”

The informant, who has not been recognized, alleged that along with the Play Store billing system favoring the Google Pay app, in-app purchases for applications downloaded via Google Play Store are additionally required to take into account.

Charges the Google Pay service “if they wish to be listed on the Play Store” and they're required to pay a “high commission” for this. The informant additionally alleged that Google “unfairly” skewed the search results on the Play Store in favor of the Google Pay app over others – though CCI is not investigating this claim by not citing sufficient proof to back it up.



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