In normal scenarios, Chrome sets Google as your default search engine. You can always change it another search engine of your choice. However, Chrome does not asks you to pick a search engine when you launch the browser for the first time.
Regulatory pressures are making Google do this in Russia. For users in Russia, Google Chrome v60 will ask them to pick their default search engine on first launch. Yandex, Google and Mail.ru are the options provided.
This comes as the result of regulatory complaints filed by Yandex, the popular search engine from Russia. The Chrome search widget for Android also was a result of these regulatory issues in Russia. The default search widget on Android does not allow users to change their search engine. Google had to make this Chrome widget to make this possible. Since this is a Chrome widget, users can change their search engine in Chrome settings.
If you are a Chrome user from Russia, don’t be surprised to see this message when you open Google Chrome the next time!
Via Android Police.