Google settles in Russian antitrust issue over Android

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG +0.5%, GOOGL +0.6%) is in an out-of-court settlement with Russia's FAS antitrust watchdog tied to the Android OS.

That relates to a 2015 FAS ruling spurred by search rival Yandex (YNDX +4.3%) that held that requiring pre-installation of some apps on Android devices was an abuse of Google's power.

A Russian court earlier today approved the deal, which lasts for six years and nine months.