India launches antitrust probe into Google’s alleged abuse in smart TV market – report

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The antitrust watchdog could order a wider investigation into Google if it finds merit in the allegations.

Smart TVs have become increasingly popular in India, with eight million sets sold in the country in 2019, according to data from Counterpoint Research. Three in five smart TVs sold in India are based on Google’s Android system, which also powers nearly 99 percent of India’s half a billion smartphones.

Google is also facing new antitrust challenges in the United States, and a potential antitrust probe in China, which plans to look into whether it uses the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition. The tech company denies all the accusations.

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