Google began offering a choice of searching in Chrome for Android. The corresponding window has started to appear for some users.
Users are prompted to choose which search engine to use by default — Yandex, Google, or Mail.ru. “This is big news — Russian users finally have a choice,— said the head of “Yandex.Search” Andrey Stiskin. He also added that a search of Yandex are more than half of Russians on all devices. According to the statistics service Liveinternet, at the end of July, the share of “Yandex” on the Russian search market was 51%, Google 44%, Mail.ru 4.4 per cent.
The choice of the default search in the Chrome browser on Android is one of the key points of the settlement agreement, which entered into Google in the spring of 2017. Google agreed to pay a fine in the amount of 438 million rubles.