One of the drawbacks to being such a huge company with a product used by people all over the world is that sometimes it can lead to legal issues. Take for example over in India where recently Indian regulators have decided to launch an investigation into the company for alleged monopolistic practices regarding Android.
The investigation has yet to be made official, but the investigations will be led by the country’s antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Apparently this investigation will be based on a similar issue that the European Commission had with Google a while back, where they accused Google of abusing its position and dominance by forcing manufacturers to preinstall the company’s apps, such as Google Search and Chrome.
This is not the first time that Google has been accused of abusing its position. Previously Google had been accused by India’s CCI of “search bias” where Google would put its own flight search function in a prominent position over those offered by the competition. The company was hit with a fine of around $19 million which Google has since appealed. Whether Google will be able to wiggle their way out of this latest legal predicament remains to be seen.