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Russian watchdog discussing out of court settlement with Google: Ifax

A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich April16, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state competition watchdog FAS is discussing with Alphabet Inc's Google an out of court settlement, Interfax news agency on Wednesday quoted a deputy FAS head as saying.

FAS ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on its Android operating system, following a complaint by Russia's Yandex.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)