Google to hold auction for prize of being default search provider on Android in Europe

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Google is set to charge search providers for the privilege of appearing alongside its own engine as the default search option on Android. The Mountain View company announced that the top-three bidders will be included on Google’s new search choice screen presented to Europeans when setting up an Android device for the first time.

The move follows the European Commission’s July 2018 decision to punish Google for anti-competition violations. Google was deemed to be forcing Android users to use its own apps like Search and Chrome, and fined a rec…
Read more here: AndroidPIT

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