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Russia: Google wants to settle Yandex complaint with watchdog

 |  February 28, 2017

Russian regulate announced on Tuesday that Google approached them in with a proposal to make a settlement. “The request was received on February 27. Conditions of the settlement have not been discussed yet,” FAS reported.

Google themselves has yet to comment on the proposal but the case is scheduled to be reviewed on The o March 27th.

Russia’s antitrust watchdog FAS ruled in September 2015 that Google, owned by Alphabet, had been abusing its market dominance on Android devices. It ordered the US company to amend agreements with smartphone vendors to allow third-party services such as Yandex search to be installed.

According to the regulator, Google obliged manufacturers of Android OS-based devices to pre-install its applications together with Android platform. FAS said that Google’s policy restricted installation of applications by other developers. Google did not agree with the ruling and appealed to the court.

Full Content: Russia News Agency

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