Google to allow search engine rivals to compete on Android in Europe



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Google to allow search engine rivals to compete on Android in Europe

In a bid to ward off European Union’s harsh anti-trust punitive measures, CA-based multinational tech conglomerate, Alphabet Inc.’s search engine unit, Google LP, had agreed to allow its search engine rivals to be a default search engine provider on its new Android OS-based smartphones in Europe, however, the company also added on Friday, the 2nd of August, 2019, that the privilege would come at a price.

Besides, as an attempt to enroll itself into EU anti-trust’s goodbook, search engine goliath, Google LP had issued a stamen on Friday (August 2nd) saying that its new Android-OS based smartphones in Europe would have a “choice screen” from where users would be able to pick up their preferred search engines.

In point of fact, latest Google move was brought into light a year after EU Commission had fined the Silicon Valley giant €4.34 billion ($4.81 billion) for preventing its rivals’ access as a default search engine provider by pre-installing its search app and Chrome browsers on Android-based notebooks alongside smartphones.

According to the Alphabet Inc.-owned tech titan, Google’s Friday’s (August 2nd) statement, published in a blog post, Google’s European users would be able to pick out a default search engine from four options while setting up a new Android Operating System-based tablet or Smartphone.