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Google fined RUB 438 mln over app deals on Android phones

Friday 12 August 2016 | 08:35 CET | News
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has issued a fine of RUB 438 million (USD 6.8 million) against Google for abusing its dominant position in the Android smartphone market. This follows an investigation completed last September, in which Google was found to be violating competition law by making device manufacturers pre-install its apps. FAS said this mean other app developers were prevented from having their products on Android phones. The investigation had started following a complaint from Yandex, Russia's leading search engine. Yandex has since started pre-installing its own apps on

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google / Yandex
Countries: Russian Federation
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