The company also prevented manufacturers from selling devices running on alternative versions of its Android operating system.
At a press conference in Brussels, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said consumers needed choice.
The India-born executive said the free distribution of the Android platform, and of Google's suite of applications, is "not only efficient" for phone makers and operators but is also of "huge benefit" for developers and consumers.
"Manufacturers could not launch Fire OS on even a single device", she said.
The decision, which followed a 3-year EU investigation, comes as fears of a transatlantic trade war mount because of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum exports.
The report also asserts that members of the team say that Fuchsia could someday power all of Google's devices, including Pixel smartphones and Google Home speakers, as well as third-party devices that now rely on Android and or Chrome OS. It has been in talks with manufacturers from Huawei to Samsung about those possibilities. Changes to copyright law that would affect tech firms are also being considered. Chrome, and not a Microsoft-developed program, is now the most popular browser on Windows. "Those are not part of the same market because they are not available for licence by third-party device manufacturers".
Trump's child-like comments come amid escalating tensions between the United States and Europe.
GettySundar Pichai hinted the'free distribution of Android could be disrupted
Analysts and tech companies are divided over the merits of the European Union's fine against Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system. "They could these users to try their own services before they get completely hooked on Google".
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT tweeted that the fine should "be a wake-up call" to the Federal Trade Commission and should lead US enforcers to protect consumers.
Google is an ambitious company to say the least, and the individual teams that work on what's coming down the pipe are just as focused on building new and exciting products.
This amount is nearly double that of a previous fine of $2.7 billion the company received in 2017 for unfairly favoring its own services in internet search results.
Neither fine will cripple the company.
Past year eMarketer forecast almost $50billion would be made by Google in 2017 from mobile ad revenue.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Trump in Washington D.C. on the trade issue next week.
For its part, the European Union is preparing a new list of USA goods to hit with retaliatory measures Trump moves ahead with the vehicle tariffs. Currently, the free operating system installed on the vast majority of European smartphones. As a result, it is the most widely used system, beating Apple's iOS by a wide margin.
Twitter lit up with screen shots of Amazon's Prime Day failures, which featured photos of dogs and the words "sorry". For the first time, members in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands and Luxembourg participated in Prime Day.
April Tinsley - a blond-haired, dark-eyed first-grader - left her home in Fort Wayne for a friend's house two streets away. The case saw new life in 1990, when her killer scrawled a message on a barn door: "I kill 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley".
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is excited to see playing at his best for the Vatreni in his last appearance at the FIFA World Cup. England should have been two or three goals to the good as they dominated the game for an hour.
The bad news is that this limited edition bundle has only been announced for the US and Canada, where it will retail for $399.99. It also comes with a red wireless DualShock 4 controller, a physical copy of the game, and digital content.
In fact, the reaction back home was immediate and visceral , among fellow Republicans as well as usual Trump critics . Trump said the summit with Putin still "was our most successful visit" on his European trip.
But after the flash floods, the boys and their coach ran deep inside the cave, where they became trapped . Pictures show them gathering around a picture of the diver, as they continue to be monitored in hospital.
He reached the final of the US Open past year before losing to Rafael Nadal . "But as I understood, they already made a decision". Kevin is the only second South African player to enter Wimbledon semi-finals after Kevin Curren, who qualified in 1983.
But more recently, some Gaza officials said the protests would end if Israel lifted an economic blockade of the Gaza Strip. An Israeli Cabinet members said Hamas has failed to listen to Israeli warnings against violence at the Gaza border.
Best Mac notebook display ever now features True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience. The keyboard now uses a new third-generation butterfly design which is said to be quieter than before.
Chinese emissary says no easy win in trade war
The US has warned it would levy $200 billion of Chinese imports with additional tariffs if Beijing continues to retaliate. Since tit-for-tat tariffs went into effect in early July , China has faced a tough battle.
Antonio Conte's farewell to Chelsea fans
Antonio Conte has released a statement thanking Chelsea's staff for their "hard work and support" during his time at the club . Sarri's first game at the helm is scheduled to be the July 23 friendly against Perth Glory in Western Australia.
Chelsea keen on goalkeepers Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel
Meanwhile, in a move that would add insult to injury, the Star adds that Madrid intend to beat the Blues to Robert Lewandowski . Cech is undoubtedly a Chelsea legend but made seven errors leading to goals in the Premier League last term.
Record bid for keeper Alisson
The offer is a sign of Liverpool's ambition and the offer will smash the record for the world's most expensive goalkeeper. According to multiple reports, Liverpool bid £62 million for the Brazilian, but no formal agreement has been reached yet.