Google sold Android search privileges to the highest bidder in Europe — and Microsoft is losing out

Following a $5 billion fine from European Union competition regulators in 2018, Android users in the EU will soon be able to choose their default search engine from a list of four options, including Google, when setting up their new phones or tablets. DuckDuckGo and Info.com will appear on the set-up page in all 31 markets, Google announced Thursday, but Microsoft’s Bing will appear as a choice in just one — the United Kingdom.

Link: Google sold Android search privileges to the highest bidder in Europe — and Microsoft is losing out
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