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Google to stop charging Android search providers in Europe from Sept 1

Google to stop charging Android search providers in Europe from Sept 1

Google to stop charging Android search providers in Europe from Sept 1. Google will no longer charge search providers to be the default search engine for Android in Europe beginning in September. And also the firm is finalizing improvements to the Choice Screen. Which including making participation in the Choice Screen-free for qualifying search providers.

Google also said that it will boost the number of search providers shown on the screen. So, that in response to competitors’ complaints about the company’s pay-to-play approach.

“These adjustments will take effect on Android smartphones in September,” the business stated in a statement on Tuesday.

The record-breaking $5 billion antitrust punishment levied against Google in 2018.. It adhered to a court decision for Google to separate Search from Google Play.

So, Google will now include up to 12 suppliers on its search selection page. Moreover where they will not be required to pay to be listed.

The five most popular qualifying general search services in each nation (including Google), as determined by StatCounter, will be presented at the top, randomly sorted each time the options screen is presented.

From Sept 1 Google to stop charging Android search providers in Europe

Till we find seven more general search services the search will continue. The first five general search services will appear in a similar layout, with no apparent pattern.

Google said that. “eligible general search services will not be charged for participation in the new choice screen or for a user picking their services from the choice screen.”

On August 2, 2019, Google announced that, in response to the European Commission’s July 2018 Android decision. So, That it would implement a choice screen for general search providers on all new Android phones and tablets shipped into the European Economic Area (EEA). Whereas the United Kingdom comes pre-installed with the Google Search app.

The redesigned choice screen, which will remain visible throughout the initial device setup. So, That will allow a larger number of qualifying general search services to participate in the choice screen for free.

Therefore “Users will see a continuous scrollable list of up to twelve qualifying general search services, which will display in random order,” the business noted in an update.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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