Google pays a $6.75 million as antitrust fine in Russia for requiring phone manufacturers to preinstall its apps on Android mobile devices. Most smartphones and tablets sold in Russia run on Android, and domestic search engine rival Yandex filed a complaint last year that the US company was abusing its position.
One of the many antitrust complaints currently being filed against Google by Yandex. Accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in the market by forcing manufacturers to pre-install its apps and services on Android devices.
Yandex has about 60% of the search market in the country. With the shift to mobile by using google services, though, the company seems worried it’s being out-maneuvered by Google for the future of search.