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Google’s 'free' open-source operating system mired in contracts, Indian antitrust watchdog say

By Freny Patel
  • 02 Mar 2023 23:34
  • 02 Mar 2023 23:34
Google suppresses competition and harms users by imposing unfair terms on device manufacturers, India’s antitrust watchdog has told a court in an argument designed to debunk the digital giant’s argument that Android is a free, open-source operating system.

Addressing an Indian tribunal on Thursday, a lawyer for the Competition Commission of India, or

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Freny Patel


Freny has been covering antitrust law, M&A and regulations for over a decade, serving as Asia editor at Policy and Regulatory Report. Prior to joining as an editor at Mergermarket, she headed the banking bureau of a leading Indian financial daily, Business Standard. When India privatized the insurance sector, she had her own column in The Observer.

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