Google Settles Russian Antitrust Case on Android Phones
Google will pay 438 million rubles (US$7.8 million) and will stop requiring its apps be preloaded on Android smartphones in Russian Federation, in an antitrust settlement with the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service.
Today Google's Android is in the spotlight in Russia.it's being reported that Russian anti-monopoly watchdog FAS and Alphabet Inc's Google have reached an out-of-court settlement in a dispute over the tech giant's Android operating system, FAS said on Monday.
In August previous year, Russian authorities slapped a 438 million ruble ($6.75m) fine on Google, concluding that the company was "forcing its partners to feature its services".
Following a 2015 ruling of anti-monopoly behavior involving Android, Google has settled with Russia's regulatory agency in an out-of-court deal. Google was fined with 438 million rubles (about $6.7 million).
"Today is an important day for Russian consumers as Google has agreed to take significant steps that open up its Android platform in Russia", said Arkady Volozh, Chief Executive Officer of Yandex. "Now millions of Russian Android users will be offered a choice of search engines on their mobile devices". In time, FAS imposed additional fines against Google, amounting to almost 1 million rubles in total.
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That includes Yandex, the Russian internet firm and Google rival which first brought the complaint.
Google representatives didn't immediately respond to requests for comments on the settlement.
The settlement included Google agreeing that it remove any restrictions in agreements with manufacturers in the country and must let third party applications, including search engines, appear.
As part of the agreement, Google will also develop a tool allowing users to choose a default search engine on their Android devices.
It brings to an end a long-running battle between the U.S. firm and Russia's competition regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).
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