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Yandex Wins Share in Android Search After Google Antitrust Case

  • Russian firm pre-installs its earch engine on Android phones
  • Google appealing Russian ruling, declines to comment further

Yandex NV said it has expanded its share of Russian internet searches on mobile devices that run Google’s Android operating system after winning a ruling against its giant U.S. rival by Russia’s antitrust regulator.

The company’s share on Android devices "started to grow again in late June as a result of new distribution deals" following last year’s decision against Google, Yandex said in a statement Thursday. Yandex said its market share on Android is now about 40 percent, but didn’t provide a comparative number.