Google search engine monopoly on Android in Russian Federation to end
The anti-trust case was originally filed by Yandex, who claimed that Google violated Russia's competition rules.
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. "Smartphone manufacturers will also have more freedom to select the apps that they preinstall on devices".
The agreement was announced today by Alexei Dostenko, deputy head of Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, according to Russian news reports.
Within 60 days after the approval of the settlement agreement, all interested Russian search engines will be able to discuss with Google about any potential conditions of their inclusion to the choice screen next year.
"We are happy to have reached a commercial agreement with Yandex and a settlement with Russia's competition regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, resolving the competition case over the distribution of Google apps on Android", a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
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The complaint originated from rival Russian search engine Yandex, with anti-monopoly watchdog FAS imposing a 438 million rouble ($7.8 million) fine in 2016 after finding Google of abusing its market position.
"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", Yandez said.
The $7.8 million fine is roughly 9 percent of Google's 2014 revenue in Russian Federation.
Google has settled its long-running court battle with the Russian search engine Yandex. Google had been appealing the decision prior to the recent settlement. This will allow end users of the devices based on the Android OS with the GMS package to see the new "choice screen" at the first launch of the new Chrome widget.
At the same time, Google will by no means limit or impede pre-installation of other developers' applications on the users' devices.
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