Previously, Google provided with a choice to download additional search and browser apps in Google Play to the Android Users following the decision on Android of the European Commission and to comply with.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
Next year, Google will introduce a new search provider selection screen to power the search box on home screen and chrome if installed for Android Users in Europe. The search provider selection screen will appear to users when they will set up a new Android smartphone or tablet in Europe.
Search Providers have to pay Google for including their search box alongside Google Search. The search providers will be selected through auction, and the top 3 bidders will be chosen to appear in the selection screen. Google doesn’t provided any minimum bid threshold but stated that it will not reveal the no. of bidders and the bidders.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”zxikm5d3e04a8f1451″]
The application for the search providers is already opened if you are a search provider and like to apply then click here to learn more. The deadline to apply for eligibility and bid submission is 13 September 2019. The winning bids for each country as well as the choice screen inclusion will be confirmed by 31 October 2019.
Android users will able to switch to their default search provider any time after the setup.