Russia slaps Google with a $6.8m Android antitrust fine
15 August 2016 | 0
The ruling will provide “an opportunity for the development of competition in the mobile software market in Russia, which will benefit our customers,” the agency said in a statement.
In September, the Federation Antimonopoly Service found that Google had abused its market dominance with Android, in a ruling setting up the fine. The antitrust authority opened the case in February 2015 following a complaint from Russian search engine Yandex, which also develops mobile apps and runs its own Android app store.
The fine represents a tiny percentage of Google’s revenue, which totaled $74.5 billion in 2015. Nevertheless, the company has faced a handful other antitrust probes in Europe and elsewhere, including an Android complaint filed by the European Commission in April.
IDG News Service