Google To Pay Russia $6.75m For Android Antitrust Violations

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Global search giant, Google has been fined 438 million rubles ($6.75 million) by Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog.

The IT Company was penalised on Thursday after it was discovered that it had breached the competition rules with its Android mobile operating system.

Reports say Google was accused of violating the laws by bundling, or pre-loading, a suite of apps on mobile phones for sale at the Russian market.

Russian authorities have asked the company to slacken the restrictions it placed on device makers.

Google acknowledged that it had received the notice of the fine from the Federation Anti-monopoly Service (FAS).

“We have received notice of the fine from FAS and will analyse it closely before deciding our next steps.

“In the meantime, we continue to talk to all invested parties to help consumers, device manufacturers and developers thrive on Android in Russia,” Google said.

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