Yandex Asks Russian Authorities to Drop the Hammer on Google

Yandex has asked Russia’s antitrust authorities to look into whether Google is breaking the country’s laws by not allowing preinstallation of third-party services on Android devices. Three smartphone vendors told Yandex last year that they couldn’t install its search engine as the default, the company claimed. Yandex is seeking to have the Android OS unbundled from Google Search and other end-user services. The EU began looking into this issue last year. “What goes around comes around,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.

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