EU: Commission says Google struggles to give Android users choice of apps

According to a report from Bloomberg, Google is still grappling with how to give phone users the chance to opt for competing browser and search apps in the wake of a European Union order to boost competition, said Vestager.

The Alphabet unit announced in March it would soon display a choice screen to Android mobile phone users in Europe so they had the option of picking alternatives to Google’s search app and Chrome web browser.

But Margrethe Vestager, who has fined Google €8.2 billion (US$9.3 billion) over the past two years for antitrust violations, told reporters at a Brussels press conference that “it seems somewhat challenging to produce a choice screen that really will give consumers a choice that is for real and this is why it is taking some time” to be rolled out.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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