CNBC wrote:European Union regulators have slapped Alphabet-owned Google with a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system, which is by far the most popular smartphone OS in the world.
European officials say Google's parent company has unfairly favored its own services by forcing smartphone makers to pre-install Google apps like Chrome and Search in a bundle with its app store, Play. It also said Google violated competition rules by sometimes paying phone makers to exclusively pre-install Google search on their devices or sign agreements not to sell phones that run other modified, or "forked," versions of Android.
I find this to be a rather absurd argument by the commission. Android is far less restrictive than Apple's iOS. This would be like telling microsoft they can't pre-install internet explorer. Which has Bing and its associated revenue generating ad service. Google needs revenue from ad services to fund their OS support and development.