Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser on Windows 10.
Developer(s) Yandex
Initial release October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)
Stable release
; Windows (September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)[1]) [±]

iOS (October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)[2]) [±]

Android (September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)[3]) [±]

Development status Active
Written in C++, JavaScript
Operating system
Engine Blink
Available in Russian , English
Type Web browser
License Freeware[4]

Yandex Browser is a freeware web browser[4] developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex that uses the Blink layout engine and is based on the Chromium open source project.[5] The browser checks webpage security with the Yandex security system and checks downloaded files with Kaspersky anti-virus.[5][6] The browser also uses Opera Software's Turbo technology to speed web browsing on slow connections.[7]

The browser is available for Windows, OS X, Android and iOS. In October 2014 a Linux beta version was introduced.[8]

Yandex is facing web search competition in Russia from Google Search.[9] Google Chrome, Russia's most popular web browser, uses Google Search as its default search engine, and in June 2012 Mozilla Firefox, the world's third most popular web browser, signed a deal to replace Yandex Search as its default search engine with Google Search.[9] As Yandex browser's "Smartbox" uses Yandex Search as its default search engine, the browser will help Yandex compete for Russian search market share.[10]

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features of the Yandex.Browser include the following:

Market share

According to analytics, Yandex Browser reached 2.3% market share in Russia two months after its release.[12] As of November 2016 Yandex Browser for computers reached 19.1%[13] and 4.9%[14] on mobile devices in Russia.


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  3. "Yandex.Browser for Android". Google Play Store. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  4. 1 2 ""Yandex" Browser Software License Agreement". Yandex. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  5. 1 2 Lunden, Ingrid (1 October 2012). "Yandex Gives Google A One-Two Punch In Russia: A New Browser And App Store For The Local Search Giant". TechCrunch. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  6. "Reliable protection from viruses". Yandex. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  7. "Yandex launches its own browser targeting Russian market". Engadget. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  8. Joey-Elijah Sneddon. "Russia's 'Yandex Browser' Launches First Linux Beta, Is No Chrome Clone - OMG! Ubuntu!". OMG! Ubuntu!.
  9. 1 2 "New Yandex browser escalates Russia's search-engine wars". Net Prophet. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  10. "Yandex Starts Own Internet Browser to Challenge Google". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  11. "Yandex.Browser 1.1 Press Release". Yandex.Company.
  12. " analytics".
  13. "site statistics "Сайты Рунета"". Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  14. "site statistics "Сайты Рунета"". Retrieved 2016-12-01.
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