The European Commission ruled that Google was taking advantage of Android's dominant position in the mobile market. The compliance of the giant goes through a freer choice given to users regarding the browser and the search engine.
In 2018, the European Commission imposed a fine on Google. In the case, the firm has conducted anticompetitive practices on Android allowing it to put forward its own products, to the detriment of others.
Google has announced an update of Android for Europe that should correct some of these actions.
Choice of browser and search engine
In an article on his official blog, Google announces that an update will ask users, on existing devices as on new devices, which browser and search engine they would like to use.
This is reminiscent of the famous screen of choice offered by Microsoft with Windows between 2010 and 2014, which allowed the user to choose an alternative to Internet Explorer.
The window for choosing the browser on Windows
Here, it will be time to choose an alternative to Google Chrome. However, the firm has not specified the release date of this update, how it will be deployed, or the selection of browsers that will be offered to the user.
The search engine is also affected by this announcement. It would be possible to configure your smartphone to use Qwant, Bing or DuckDuckGo instead of Google. Again, the firm did not give details.
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