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EU may force Google to not make Search and Chrome default apps on Android

10 July, 2018 12:24 PM
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EU may force Google to not make Search and Chrome default apps on Android

Google could now face a record penalty from the EU regulators for forcing its search and browsing tools on Android-equipped smartphone makers, according to reports.

The European Union (EU) may soon force Google to not make Google Chrome and Google Search as pre-installed and default applications on Android devices, according to reports.

According to a report by The Washington Post, EU's is moving towards the decision as it feels that Google’s policies pressure smartphone and tablet manufacturers, that use Google’s Android operating system, to pre-install Google's own applications.

Google could now face a record penalty from the EU regulators for forcing its search and browsing tools on Android-equipped smartphone makers, the report adds.

Manufacturers who make these devices with Google Play services installed in them, will now have to adhere to new rules.

Source: moneycontrol.com

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