Moscow. November 9. FAS Google has extended the period of execution of orders to eliminate violations of the law “On protection of competition”, said the head of the office of information technology services Vladimir Kudryavtsev. The American Corporation is accused of abuse of a dominant position on the market of pre-installed app stores on devices with mobile operating system Android.
“The deadline has been extended until 18 December – the company filed a motion in connection with impossibility of execution of orders on time (18 November) – said Kudryavtsev. We upheld the motion”.
According to Kudryavtseva, Google has asked for a delay of execution of requirements “due to technical difficulties of its execution in such a short time, because it (its implementation) means of communication with equipment manufacturers”.
The FAS has ordered Google to 18 November to correct the violation of the law “On protection of competition”. In particular, the company must exclude from the agreements with the vendors of anti-competitive regulations that restrict the installation of applications and services to other developers.
Existing users of android devices should be notified of deactivation of preinstalled Google apps, change search engine in Google Chrome, you install a search widget, and also change the location of the icons.
FAS filed a case against Google in February according to the complaint the largest Russian Internet company “Yandex”. The latter believes that the American giant is dictating its terms to the manufacturers of mobile devices based on Android. For example, last year Google banned preset all services “Yandex” on mobile devices Fly, Explay and Prestigio.
“Yandex” after the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly service has begun talks with device manufacturers to preinstall on their services. “Much will depend on the actions of Google – whether it will fulfill the requirement of the regulator, or he will appeal in court,” – said recently the head of “Yandex” Alexander Shulgin.
The FAS may set a minimum Google penalty (1% of the volume of the Russian market for preinstalled mobile applications), if an American Corporation will fulfill the requirement of the service and change its agreements with manufacturers of mobile devices for Russia, said earlier the head of FAS Igor Artemyev.