Remember a year ago when the European Commission fined Google $5.04 billion? The company was found to have restricted phone manufacturers’ ability to use third-party software on Android devices. The EC didn’t want Google to constrain these manufacturers into pre-installing Google Search and the Chrome program on their phones. They also weren’t excited with the payments Google made to makers that promised to introduce only one search app on their phones. Would you be able to figure which app that was?
To comply with the European Commission’s decision, Google announced today that it is giving Android users on the mainland two new screens that won’t be found in the states. The first time the Google Play Store app is opened after an upcoming update, two screens will show up. One will indicate five browser apps, and the other screen will have five search apps. A portion of these apps could as of now be installed on an Android user’s phone. Google expresses that “Apps that are not as of now introduced on the device will be incorporated dependent on their popularity and appeared in random order.” The screens are supposed to remind European Android clients that they can have other pursuit and browser apps stacked on their phones other than Google Search and Chrome.
The Android clients in Europe will be permitted to tap and install the same number of apps from the two lists as the person in question wants. In any event that someone decides to load a second search or browser app, an extra screen will give the idea that will incorporate instructions on how to set search and browser defaults, and how to include the new symbols or widgets.
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The screens are rolling out over throughout a couple of weeks and will apply to both existing and new Android phones in Europe. These changes are being made in light of criticism from the European Commission. We will advance the implementation after some time.