The EU just fined Google £3.9 billion. Why? And what does it mean?

We've known for a couple of years that the European Union (or, more specifically, the European Commission, EC) has been investigating Google for anticompetitive practices concerning Android.

Now, it has concluded that Google has been acting uncompetitively and has ordered it to pay a €4.34bn (£3.9bn, $5bn) fine.

Here's the what, why and what it means for you and your Android phone.

What's happened? 

Just as it has investigated Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm and others before, the EC likes...

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