Google Loses Antitrust Appeal

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Google has reportedly lost an appeal in an antitrust related to Android in Russia.

The complaint was lodged last year by Yandex, and in September, Russian antitrust authority The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service ruled that Google mustn't require device manufacturers using Android to pre-install Google services.

Google appealed, and according to reports, the appeal was just rejected by the Moscow Arbitration court. Reuters reports:

The company now has to amend its contracts with smartphone manufacturers in order to comply with the ruling, and pay a fine.

TechCrunch shares this statement from Yandex:

“After careful consideration of all the facts in the case against Google’s anticompetitive practices, the court has upheld FAS’s judgement. We are satisfied with the court’s decision to uphold FAS’s judgement in the case against Google.”

Google isn't really commenting so far.

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