“Yandex” has introduced its own Android firmware

The company “Yandex” at a press conference on Wednesday, February 19, presented Yandex.Kit - own firmware for mobile devices based on Android, the correspondent of “Heathcliff”.

Firmware is tightly integrated with the services of “Yandex”. Thus, the “home screen” system is represented by the shell “Yandeks.Shell” and to transfer contacts from other devices using the service “Yandeks.Pereezd.”

In firmware “embedded” applications “Yandex” - in particular, the browser and maps. Source applications store performs “Yandeks.Store”; access Google Play - regular store Android - Yandex.Kit not provide.

For users to store firmware “Yandeks.Store” will open “bonus account”. It will be credited 10 percent of the amount of each purchase. The accumulated funds can be spent on new applications.

The firmware implements the principle of “SSO”: when configuring the user enters their username and password in the “Yandex”, and authorization programs “Yandex” later automatically.

“Yandex” argues that better meets the needs of the firmware Russian users than foreign systems. For example, if you search for address book tailored to the particular Russian names: for example, for “Sasha” will be issued including contacts “Alexander”, “Shura”, Sasha and so on. Yandex.Kit includes developed in “Yandex” virtual keyboard with Predictive.

The first devices will Yandex.Kit smartphones Huawei Honor 3 Yandex and Explay Flame, which will go on sale in the spring. “Yandex” invited to join their affiliate program from other manufacturers.

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