Google Chrome Prompts Russian Android Users To Select Default Search Engine

The new prompt in Chrome asks users to select a search engine

The new prompt in Chrome asks users to select a search engine

With the agreement in force a couple of days back of the most recent rendition of Chrome's mobile version, Android users in Russian Federation now get another notification when they open Google's browser, encouraging them to choose their default web search app. Future updates of the app, as well as new devices, will also have a choice screen.

"As consumers are ever more dependent on their mobile devices for finding information about the world around them, we are excited that Russian users now can now easily choose the search provider best suited to their needs". Yandex is Google's biggest rival in Russian Federation, with both companies holding roughly 47.5 percent of the market.

In late July, Yandex reported that its share of the Russian search market - including mobile - fell slightly to 54.3% in second-quarter 2017 compared with 54.7% in the previous quarter.

As part of its settlement with Yandex, Google also agreed to no longer demand exclusivity of its applications on Android devices in Russian Federation and to not restrict manufacturers to pre-install any competing applications or search engines.

Starting this month, Android users in Russian Federation will begin to see a screen in the Chrome mobile browser that gives them the chance to select their preferred search engine. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) requested Google to permit Android phone makers to pre-install rival organizations' applications, for example, those for mapping or email - and to give them a chance to make other web indexes the default. Now, with the most recent version of Chrome Mobile (v.60), users are prompted to select their default search engine when the Chrome app launches.

As one of the largest internet companies in Europe... The search giant was accused of using the Play Store as leverage to stop manufacturers from changing the default search engine on Android devices.

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