Google is facing a new antitrust case in India.
The matter ties to the company's alleged abuse of the Android TV platform in the country's smart TV market, which has been hitting other players looking to sell smart televisions.
It is the fourth antitrust case against the internet giant in India.
Here is more about it.
Specifically, Google has been accused of engaging in anti-competitive practices by stopping other companies "from using both the Android system and a modified version of it on different devices they make".
They allege that Google is pushing the agreements to keep them from using the software of Google's rivals like Amazon.
This means if the company sells smartphones based on Google's Android, it cannot sell smart TVs running the Amazon Fire TV system.
Since CCI filings are not disclosed publicly, more details of the case are still under wraps.
The lawyers confirmed that Google is facing the charges but denied to provide any specific details.
However, the third person familiar with the case did say that CCI has sought written responses from Google, and the company has asked for more time to explain its side.
So far, none of the involved parties, including Google, have commented on the matter.
However, if the CCI finds merit in the allegations against the company, it could order a broader investigation, which could land Google into further trouble.
Notably, the company is already facing pushback from several Indian start-ups, and the government is also planning its own app store to cut its dominance.
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