In September 2016, the proportion of “Yandex” on Android “partly reduced” after rising in June-July. This was announced by the head of the company in Russia, Alexander Shulgin during a conference call for analysts. According to him, the reason for the decline was increased activity Google to promote its search.
“As we have noted earlier, our share of searches on Android started to grow in late June – July. However, in September, our share in Android has decreased partially due to the growth of the search application Google. Overall, an objective assessment of items on mobile platforms to give is quite difficult, as in the calculations of the results can be “noisy”. Today, our own data, the share of “Yandex” on Android is about 38%,” — said the Director.
Shulgin added that “Yandex” has “positive expectations” for the fourth quarter of 2016. First and foremost, they are associated with the development of partnerships with manufacturers of Android devices:
“for Example, you can come now to the store and find the device from well-known brands such as ZTE, Samsung and Micromax, with our products now come pre-installed on more visible places than earlier.”
Shulgin also reported that in the third quarter, the company signed agreements on cooperation with other device manufacturers, including Huawei.
the Device with the preset services of “Yandex” will appear on sale in November-December 2016. The company noted that Google continues to receive conditions, not available to other market players.
Recall that on 5 October 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia issued an order to Google in time to 18 November 2015 to eliminate violations of the law on protection of competition in terms of abuse of a dominant position on the market pre-installed app stores in the Android OS. This decision was made due to the fact that on 14 September 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly service has recognized the American Internet Corporation Google is guilty under part 1 of article 10 of the “Abuse of dominance” of the Federal law on competition in the case filed in February 2015, according to the suit Yandex.
20 Sep 2016 FAS declared the beginning of administrative investigation against Google because the regulator is not received from the Corporation notice of performance of orders on elimination of violations of Antimonopoly legislation. The case is scheduled for November 2, 2016.