Our friends at 1800PocketPC told us about some shocking news: in Russia. Bing will no longer be the default search engine for Windows Phones, instead the local well known Yandex search engine will be the default one for the upcoming devices for HTC, Samsung, and Nokia.
Moreover, Yandex will not just be the default search engine but also will be having apps such as: Yandex Maps and Yandex Marketplace. The marketplace will build more applications for the platform and aside from Russia, Yandex also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey.
Please let us know what you think on this decision by Microsoft of changing Bing for a more local search engine. Thanks for reading.
Originally posted by 1800PocketPC
Yandex.ru the popular Russian search and advertising giant has teamed up with Microsoft, HTC, Samsung and Nokia to replace Bing and become the default search provider for the new upcoming Windows Phones in Russia.The Samsung Оmnia W, which is already on sale in Russia, is currently having Yandex as the default search provider in place of Bing. The Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 which are supposedly on release schedule this December will also be having the same search provider.
Other smartphones like Titan, Mozart and Radar are soon to join the list.
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