Thursday, August 11, 2016

FAS fined Google 438 million rubles for the “capture” of smartphones on Android – Federal news agency No.1

FAS fined Google  438 million rubles for the

Moscow, 11 August. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia decided to recover from the Corporation Google more than 438 million rubles for the preset from the Google Play app on smartphones using OS Android. This is stated in the service message.

September 18, 2015 FAS found Google (Google Inc. and Google Ireland Limited) guilty of violating Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” (abuse of dominant position). Today, the company was imposed an administrative fine in the amount of 438,067,400 rubles.

it was found that Google provides to manufacturers of mobile devices on Android, designed for implementation in Russia, its application store provided Google apps preset and its search engine, as well as their priority placement on the home page in the course of the case investigation mobile device.

In addition, due to Google’s actions became impossible preset other applications from other developers.

In the FAS said that the decision handed down by the Office will contribute to the development of competition in the Russian software market for mobile devices, and will also have a beneficial effect on consumers.

«On Protection of Competition Act should be observed all the companies whose products are supplied to the Russian Federation – and multinational corporations including,” – said the head of the Communications Regulatory Management and Information FAS Russia Elena Zaeva technology

A few days ago, FAS filed a case against the company Apple. Tehnogiganta accused of price coordination on the iPhone in Russia. The ministry stressed that such a peccadillo for Apple not to notice in the first, and this situation is absolutely not like antimonopolschikov. “Where would you go if you want to buy the iPhone, the prices are the same everywhere,” – said the deputy head of FAS Andrey Tsarikovsky.


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