Yandex Releases Its 50,000-App Alt Android Store, Upgrades Yandex.Shell 3D UI To Target Small Handset Makers, Carriers

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http://techcrunch.com – Google, sans a big Android stand but with the largest global smartphone share for its mobile platform, may not be making as much news as in year’s past at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Yandex, the search and cloud/mobile apps company often called the “Google of Russia,” is. Today the company released Yandex.Store, an alternative, customizable, native app store for Android devices launching with 50,000 apps, along with an updated version of  Yandex.Shell, a 3D UI, also for Android devices. Taken together, the two are a signal of how Yandex is courting handset (IT news)