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)