The Russian regulatory agency that recently found Google in violation of the country’s anti-monopoly laws has given the tech giant until November 18 to correct infractions related to its pre-installment of certain apps on the Android operating system.
Among the violations cited by the agency are the mandatory presets of certain Google applications, their priority placement on the screen and the default use of the Google search engine.
The ruling is the latest turn in a series of investigations into Google’s Android business practices.
In the spring, EU authorities charged Google with abusing its overwhelming dominance in Internet searches and opened a probe into its Android mobile system, massively raising the stakes in the five-year antitrust battle with a move that could lead to billions of dollars in fines.
Last month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) followed suit as it opened an investigation into Google’s Android business amid allegations that the company prioritizes its own products over those of the competition.
According to Russian authorities, Google may still face penalties of between one and 15 percent of its 2014 revenue in Russia.
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