The Cabinet of Ministers approved a mechanism for selecting search engines to install on gadgets
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree regulating the mechanism for choosing a search engine to install on new devices, the document was made public on the official Internet portal of legal information.
According to the decree, the requirements for using the domestic search engine will apply to certain types of such goods produced after July 1, 2021. This year Yandex is defined as the default search engine. Search engine selection for next year will begin on August 1.
The ministry noted that gadget manufacturers will be able to choose one of several options to provide the ability to select the default search. In this case, users have the opportunity to change the search engine.
Recall that from July 1, 2021, gadget manufacturers must pre-install the Russian search engine in the browser by default.
Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a list of domestic programs for pre-installation on smartphones, computers, laptops and smart TVs sold in Russia.