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Google Comes to Terms With Russian Antitrust Watchdog in Android Case

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An attendee enters the Google Inc. Android stand on the opening day.Chris Ratcliffe — Bloomberg via Getty Images

Russian anti-monopoly watchdog FAS and Alphabet Google have reached an out-of-court settlement in a case over the Android operating system, FAS said on Monday.

The deal was approved by a Russian court earlier on Monday, said FAS deputy head Alexei Dotsenko, adding that it was for a term of six years and nine months.

FAS ruled in 2015 that Google was abusing its dominance by requiring the pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices using Android, following a complaint by Russia’s Yandex.