Google opens up Android to rival apps in Russian settlement

Tuesday 18 April 2017 | 13:14 CET | News
Google has agreed to open up the Android mobile operating system to rival search engines in Russia as part of a deal to settle a two-year dispute with Russian competition watchdog FAS. The voluntary settlement in the Moscow District Court of Arbitration means that Google can no longer require exclusivity for its applications on Apple devices and allow manufacturers to pre-install other software. The main beneficiary of the settlement is expected to be Russian search engine Yandex, which filed the original complaint with FAS.

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