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India's top court rejects Google plea to block Android ruling

U.S. tech giant must pay $161m fine and curb restrictions on pre-installed apps

Google suffered a defeat in India's top court as it sought to overturn an antitrust ruling against it.   © Reuters

BENGALURU -- India's Supreme Court on Thursday denied Google's plea to block an antitrust ruling that forces the U.S. company to change how it markets its Android platform in the country.

The decision marks a blow for the Alphabet unit in the world's No. 2 mobile market, where research firm Counterpoint estimates 95% of smartphones run on Android.

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