Because it is directly linked to the advertising industry, search is by far the most important area in Google. It is also the main source for income for the group. Competitors used to have to pay Android to be included in the settings. This is changing.
The competition authorities are also constantly observing Google in Europe. You can make offers from other search engines on Android, but you must pay to be included in this list.
Since 2019, the whole thing has been sold through auctions. Auctions have been used to auction the entire thing since 2019.
Google has decided to discontinue this feature after a short period of time. They will now make the selection free of charge for everyone. Google stated in a blog that consumers will now see a greater number of providers. “We are making final changes to our selection screen, including free participation by eligible search providers. Oliver Bethell, Google director, says that we will also increase the number search providers shown on the screen.
Five To Seven Search Engines
These changes will take effect in September, or they will apply at any time. But the list will not be exhaustive: Google will be among the five most used search engines in each country. However, the order of the results will remain the same. Based on StatCounter data. The total number of search engines available will be 12, with seven additional search engines being randomly selected. There is only one requirement: they must be general search engines. Price search engines are not allowed.