Google may take emergency legal measures to protect its Android mobile business as it appeals against its record EU fine in the coming days.
It is understood that the web giant could try to delay Brussels’ sanctions set to come into force at the end of next month by applying for “interim measures” with the EU court.
Google was fined €4.3bn (£3.8bn) in July after Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s competition commissioner, said the company had illegally tied phone makers into deals that forced them to install its search engine and web browser if they wanted the “must have” Google Play app store. It has until Oct 10 to appeal. Google has said it disagrees with the fine and confirmed it plans to challenge…