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EU: Russia’s Yandex takes fight against Google to the EC

 |  November 15, 2015

Google search engine rival from Russia Yandex has brought the fight to Europe as it asked the European Commission to conduct an investigation against the competitor regarding the Android operating system.

The search engine giant has been under fire by such complaints in the recent years. Earlier this year, Yandex also filed a complaint against Google over the same accusations.

Google was found to be guilty of breaking Russian law after the investigation. The nation’s antitrust agency found out that their preloading of apps on Android handsets were unfair.

Russian regulators have given Google until November 18 to stop bundling their apps with the Android devices. Manufacturers were required to pre-install these apps if they wanted to use the Android operating system, according to Reuters UK.

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