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Google, to encourage Android users to choose the preferred browser



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Google will soon ask Android users to choose their preferred browser.


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Google will ask Android users to choose their preferred web browser and search apps, said a senior Google executive in an attempt to avoid new EU antitrust fines.

The European Commission beat Google with a record of 4.34 billion euros in July for antitrust violations in connection with the Android mobile operating system. Google's dealings with phone makers like Huawei, Samsung and LG put these companies at a disadvantage as they are completely dependent on Android, the EU said.

Android users have always had the ability to install any browser they want, but now Google will point out that there are other browser and search engine options.

Google will do more to ensure owners of Android phones are informed about the wide variety of browsers and search engines that can be downloaded to their phones. "Kent Walker, executive vice president of Google, wrote in a blog post," to help users of existing and new Android devices in Europe be asked which browser and search apps they want to use. "

In response to the In October, Google said it would offer a paid offer license for mobile phone and tablet manufacturers in Europe wishing to include their Google Play App Store, Maps [19459006GmailandGoogleownershipofYouTubeAnotherlicensewillallowtelecommanufacturerstoincludeGoogle'ssearchengineandChromebrowser

The EU's dominance of Android device reviews back to 2016] prioritizes its own shopping scores in search .


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