In Russia, they will oblige a domestic search engine on smartphones

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From April 1, 2021, a law, obliging manufacturers of smartphones, computers and televisions to pre-establish domestic software on them, is effective. But on this, the Russian government decided not to stop and now wants to oblige brands to set the domestic search engine for his smartphones. Representatives of the Ministry of Fields said on Monday, providing a rapid discussion in the media. But, as it turned out, not everything is so scary and innovation is in fact not affect users.

Yes, the new bill of the Ministry of Media will oblige all manufacturers to establish on their smartphones before selling the domestic search engine, but the right to choose will continue to be for users. They can choose in the settings to select the search engine you need, which will work on their default device. This can be both a domestic search, such as Yandex and a foreign system, such as Google or Yahoo. For all smartphones sold in Russia on July 1 of the current year, a window must appear, providing the right to select a search engine.

What exactly the domestic search engine in the Ministry of Media is offered to install on smartphones by default, until officially announced. But most experts agree that it will be a search from Yandex, the most popular Russian search engine. In the department, thus want to create equal conditions for domestic and foreign software and support Russian developers.