DuckDuckGo big winner as Google’s default search engine for EU

After facing $4.8 billion fine from European Union (EU) over its anti-competitive practices, Google has announced that Android users in the 31 European Economic Area (EEA) countries will soon be able to choose their default search engine from four browsing options new smartphones or tablets.

The choice screen will begin appearing on new devices distributed in the EEA on or after March 1, 2020, the company said in a statement late Thursday.

Two search providers a” US-based privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo and Info.com — have won the Google slot in every EEA country while Microsoft Bing will appear only in the UK.

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