Yandex launches Chromium-based Web browser with security extras

Chromium-based Yandex Browser features process sandboxing, a file scanner from Kaspersky Lab and Opera's Turbo technology

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Software

As expected, Yandex Browser was built specifically to promote and provide easy access to Yandex's services, which include Web search, email, maps, cloud-based storage and more. Yandex's main market is Russia, but the company also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey.

Yandex Browser can run on Windows or Max OS X and its default language is Russian. The browser's language can also be switched to English, but that's mostly to accommodate Russian-speaking users who prefer their software user interfaces in English, Isaev said.

Late last week, Russian Internet services company Mail.ru, one of Yandex's primary competitors, launched Amigo, a Chromium-based Web browser that focuses on better integration with social media websites. Mail.ru also offers a more general-purpose Chromium-based browser called "Internet."

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