Google opens Android to other search engines in Russia under out-of-court agreement

The lengthy battle that began in 2015 between Google and Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has finally concluded with Google complying. An out-of-court settlement was reached between the search giant and Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog, that foresees Google to allow Android OEMs, as well as end users, to change Android’s default search engine.

Up until now, Google required Android smartphone manufacturers to ship their devices with Google search as the default search engine. That is, if they wanted to retain access to the Play Store and other essential …

from PhoneArena – News http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-opens-Android-to-other-search-engines-in-Russia-under-out-of-court-agreement_id93168
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from Blogger http://thewarringtonnews.blogspot.com/2017/04/google-opens-android-to-other-search.html
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