Google should allow from November 18 ‘unbundling’ Android apps in Russia




Russian competition watchdog FAZ gave Google until November 18 of this year to put an end to the mandatory bundling of Android apps on smartphones that have access to the Play Store. Manufacturers must be able to install competing apps.

FAZ noted earlier that Google will abuse its dominant position with Android and now the search company an ultimatum given to make it to an end. Google should relax its agreements with manufacturers of smartphones and asking them to install other applications give the freedom of competitors to Google in advance and integrate a different search engine than Google.

Google sets these requirements as manufacturers access to the Play store for Android applications to offer. Google must also stop enforcing the installation of apps on prominent spots on the screen. The fine can Google up to 15 percent of its annual sales in Russia.


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