谷歌因垄断指控被欧盟罚款50亿美元 EU Regulator Fines Google More than $5 Billion

周三,欧盟反垄断监管机构以谷歌非法利用其安卓智能手机系统的强大市场份额而对谷歌罚款50亿美元。

欧盟反垄断监管机构做出的断定是,谷歌的安卓系统是全球80%以上智能手机的操作系统,谷歌滥用这一主导地位来推广自己的应用和服务,特别是该公司的搜索引擎。

监管机构要求谷歌在90天内终止这一被认为是非法的做法,否则将面临更多处罚。谷歌可以对此提出上诉。

这一决定是周三在布鲁塞尔的一次会议上做出的。

The European Union's antitrust regulator fined Google a record $5 billion dollars Wednesday for illegally exploiting the powerful market share position of its Android smartphone system.

The EU antitrust regulator concluded that Google, whose Android system operates more than 80-percent of the world's smartphones, abused its dominant position to promote its own apps and services, especially the company's search engine.

The regulator ordered Google to end the illegal practices within 90 days or face more penalties. Google can appeal the decision.

The decision was made Wednesday in a meeting in Brussels.