Russian users didn't have the option of changing to a different search engine on those phones.
In August 2016, FAS fined Google 438 million rubles (over $7.8 million) which was part of the settlement reached on Monday.
Google "will be obliged not to restrict pre-installation of any competing search engines and applications" on its Android operating system in Russian Federation, the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said on its website on Monday.
Yandex's chief executive Arkady Volozh declared the settlement "an important day for Russian consumers".
The suit followed a complaint from Yandex, a major Russian search company, which is one of the biggest winners of this settlement. "Smartphone manufacturers will also have more freedom to select the apps that they preinstall on devices".
She previous year claimed Google required other smartphone makers to pre-install its search and browser apps and that it also stopped them from selling devices running on competing operating systems and claims that they were handed "financial incentives" by Google to put only Google's search on devices.
As part of the settlement, Google will not be able to insist on the exclusivity of its own apps on Android devices in Russian Federation.
In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine. This included the exclusivity and priority placement of Google apps as well as the provisions limiting installation of other developers' apps and services.
Google has promised to allow rivals' search engines and apps to be pre-installed on phones running its versions of Android in Russian Federation. The agreement was signed for six years and nine months.
Google will also develop a new Chrome widget for new devices as a replacement for the standard Google search widget on the home screen.
"Rival search engines and mobile operating systems have not been able to compete on their merits".
At the same time, Google will by no means limit or impede pre-installation of other developers' applications on the users' devices.
Democrats are divided over the missile strikes - but a large majority says Trump lacks a clear plan for Syria . US Ambassador Kenneth Ward reiterated that the US is convinced that Syria has chemical weapons.
Olympic 2016 runner-up Sindhu suffered a taming 11-21, 15-21 defeat at the hands of her Rio conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain. In the other semi-finals of the tournament, Praneeth beat South Korean Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8 to reach the final round.
He has also starred on shows such as "Are We There Yet?", "1000 Ways to Die" and recently the Starz series "Power". During John's show in Columbus, Ohio, the singer called out his comedian friend, which was a surprise to the fans.
He said his client was in a "secure location" because he has been hounded by media, but that he would speak at a future date. According to airline officials, the sting was not life-threatening. "That is not who our family at United is", he said.
At City Hall Thursday, the Chicago City Council Aviation committee called on United executives to answer for the actions. On Wednesday, Dao's lawyers asked United and the city to preserve any video or audio files from Flight 3411.
James played 47 minutes in a stunning, epic collapse of a loss in a 126-125 decision in overtime to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. The Oklahoma City game went to halftime and Westbrook was just four assists shy of the record-breaking triple-double.
That "distortion in the global trading system. imposed significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies". On Friday, the Treasury Department issued its first report on the currency practices of America's trading partners.
North Korea called that test a success, but some outside analysts said it might test the weapon again before deploying it. Washington, Seoul and others call the North's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program.
But what may come as a shock is that we're hearing that we won't see a Surface Pro 5 at the event either. Sources tell The Verge that Microsoft, despite rumors, it will not announce a new Surface Pro device.
Along with throwing Reigns across the backstage area, Strowman also wheeled a stretcher carrying Reigns off a loading dock. Strowman off Backlash as the next RAW brand pay-per-view isn't scheduled until June 4th, Extreme Rules , and Strowman vs.
Abdullah, whose only electoral defeat has come in 2014 Lok Sabha elections when he lost to PDP's Tariq Hameed Karra. After his victory, he told reporters that Governor's Rule should be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir without delay.
New York City forces Uber to add tipping option to its app
If Uber is forced to adopt tipping in its two most important US markets, it wouldn't make much sense to refuse to do so elsewhere. Besides, there have been multiple times when I've wanted to tip my driver but wasn't able to due to not having cash on hand.
Impeachment report gives look into Alabama governor scandal
Robert Bentley's lawyers headed back to court after a new judge was assigned to hear his request to block impeachment proceedings. The governor has acknowledged making inappropriate remarks to Mason, but both deny a sexual relationship or any wrongdoing.
Bucks Playoff Series In Toronto Opens Saturday
He instead told the organization to donate the money to charity since he didn't want to draw any extra attention on himself. If Valanciunas can impose his size and strength on the Bucks , they will be forced to check Monroe or Henson in early.
NCAA football recruiting changes at a glance
Official visits can't be connected with a prospect's participation in a school's camp or clinic, however. Riley pushed for another to start in June or July, but that lost steam among other coaches.
Carrie Fisher will not be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Most tantalisingly, we are given hints of the deeper mythology Star Wars is constructing within its new cinematic universe. He explained: "Part of what's she's dealing with is the realisation that she has this power and this gift".
YouTube Has A New Dark Mode: Here's How To Get It
There are a couple of different ways to access this dark mode, and Williams broke down one of them in a subsequent tweet. It's essentially a light switch; flip the toggle and the site converts to a dark background on white text.
S8 Pre-orders Surpass Previous Models — Samsung
The 1-minute ad highlights nearly all the key new features of the Galaxy S8, with the gorgeous Infinity Display being the star. There might also be two screens that will be designed for multi-tasking rather than being used as one huge screen display.
U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State hideout
U.S. officials say intelligence suggests Islamic State is based overwhelmingly in Nangarhar and neighbouring Kunar province. Whitehouse spokesman Sean Spicer said that militants had been using the tunnels to target USA and Afghan forces.
LeBron to miss Cavaliers' season finale
Currently, the Cavaliers are one game behind the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The win kept the Jazz tied for fourth seed in the West with the Clippers, who routed the Houston Rockets, 125-96.