In a reaction to Competition Commission of India (CCI)'s latest order on Google Play Store policies, the Internet giant said on October 26 that the model has "powered India's digital transformation" and expanded access for "hundreds of millions of Indians".
"Indian developers have benefited from the technology, security, consumer protections, and unrivaled choice and flexibility that Android and Google Play provide" a Google spokesperson said in a statement. The spokesperson said they are currently reviewing the decision to evaluate next steps.
On October 25, CCI directed the tech giant not to restrict app developers from using any third-party billing or payment processing services to purchase apps or for in-app billing on Google Play apart from a series of measures to modify the company's app payment policies that requires compliance within three months.
It also fined Google Rs 936.44 crore for abusing its dominant position with regard to its Play Store policies.