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Google reaches out-of-court deal with Russia over Android case

18 April, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Arkady Volozh Yandex founder and CEO

The regulator ruled in October 2015 that Google violated anti-monopoly rules and should change agreements with mobile-device makers to allow them to pre-install third-party services.

While Android is an open platform, core parts of the operating system aren't, including Google's app store.

Google "will be obliged not to restrict pre-installation of any competing search engines and applications" on its Android operating system in Russian Federation, the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said on its website on Monday.

USA technology firm Google has agreed to pay 438 million rubles (nearly $8 million) in fines for antitrust violations in the Russian mobile applications market.

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The settlement, announced Monday, ends a almost two-year investigation by FAS into Google's control of the Android operating system. Russian antitrust regulators also fined the company $7.8 million. The company also can't restrict competing search engines and applications from being preinstalled on Android devices. This widget will prompt users with a "choice screen", where they can select between Yandex, Google, or any other search engine who may sign a commercial agreement with Google for inclusion on this list.

Google's two-year antitrust battle with Russian competition authorities is finally coming to an end.

"Google will be committed to securing the rights of the third parties to include their search engines in the choice window". I am thankful to the Federal Antimonopoly Service for applying the law in a manner that effectively and efficiently restores competition to the market for the benefit of Russian users, as competition always breeds innovation. Google had been appealing that decision until this week's settlement was reached.

For Android devices already in use in Russia, Google will work out a way for consumers to choose a default search engine after an update via a new widget that will be developed, the watchdog said.

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