Russian watchdog imposes $6.8 million fine on Google
Aug 13, 2016, 00:18
According to the regulator, Google obliged manufacturers of Android OS-based devices to pre-install its applications together with Android platform.
Russian regulators have finedGoogle a meager amount of $6.75 million after the authorities found that the company used its dominant market position to promote its own services and products against competitors.
As tech blog Recode pointed out, this figure is less than what the company makes in a single hour.
Consultations on a settlement agreement with Google continue despite the announcement, said FAS press service. It accused Google to require manufacturers of mobile devices on Android to make its search engine used by default, while prohibiting pre-installed before the sale services of competitors. the group however, USA has always rejected accusations of Russian authorities, hammering that users were free to use their services or not. Russian Federation is also one of few countries to have a viable domestic search provider, as The Verge points out, Yandex now holds 60 percent of the search market in the country. FSA noted that even after these new Apple flagships have reached Russian market in October 2015, prices of devices from Apple and 16 resellers were kept at the same rate for a long time.
Google placed their android phones applications on the top of mobile devices and prevented other developers application to be installed on android phones.
While the amount is front pocket money for Google, it does point to increasing hostility from other companies and authorities in the European Union that feel that the company abuses its position-something that was probably foreseen with expansion into other markets when it moved into the device arena.
The media agency Politico noted in May that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reignited a probe and began asking questions as to whether Google has abused its dominance in the online search industry. It's more sort of a forced and twisted decision, where they need to install all apps, if they're interested in using even one of the aforementioned services.
The IT Company was penalised on Thursday after it was discovered that it had breached the competition rules with its Android mobile operating system.
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