On Tuesday, Google said that it would contest a recent ruling from Russian authorities that Google broke antitrust law in that country by bundling its services with its Android platform.
Back in September, the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service ruled in favor of Yandex, a Russian search engine that complained to the authorities that Google was abusing its power as a dominant operating system provider to lock its customers into using Google services. Russian authorities said that Google would have to sell its Android phones pre-loaded with nothing but the Google Play Store, and it gave the Mountain View-based company until December 18 to update its contracts with its smartphone manufacturers, according to Reuters.
“We intend to contest this decision and explain in court why we consider it unfounded,” Google wrote on its Russian blog.
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