Google will let users in Europe choose their default search engine when setting up Android after the company was fined US$5 billion in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock Google will let users in Europe choose their default search engine when setting up Android after the company was fined US$5 billion in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock
Google will let users in Europe choose their default search engine when setting up Android after the company was fined US$5 billion in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock
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Google to let search rivals compete for free to be default on Android to appease European regulators

  • Google said in 2019 that companies could pay to be shown on a search engine selection screen on Android, leading the European Commission to voice concerns
  • Google is introducing the option after the EU fined the tech giant US$5.16 billion in 2018 for using Android to cement its dominance in search

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Google will let users in Europe choose their default search engine when setting up Android after the company was fined US$5 billion in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock Google will let users in Europe choose their default search engine when setting up Android after the company was fined US$5 billion in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock
Google will let users in Europe choose their default search engine when setting up Android after the company was fined US$5 billion in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock
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