Google will offer more options for alternative apps for its own services in the Play Store. The adjustments are made in response to the fine that the European Commission gave the tech giant last year.
In a blog post, Google announces that there will be an update for the Play Store soon, after which users will see a new window when they first open the Play Store on their Android phone.
Alternative browsers and search engines are offered here, in addition to the pre-installed browser and search engine from Google itself. Should the user proceed with the installation of a browser or search engine, the Android phone will also ask whether this should become the standard application.
With this, Google wants to comply with the regulations of the European Commission, which last year ruled that Google was abusing the Android operating system to strengthen the monopoly position of the company’s search engine. Google was fined € 4.34 billion for this.