Presearch, a decentralized search engine, will be featured as a default option on all new and factory-reset devices sold in the United Kingdom and Europe starting September 1.
Google’s decision to make Presearch the default browser option comes after a protracted legal battle with the European Commission over allegations that the firm manipulated Android to cement its search engine supremacy.
Google was fined a record 4.24 billion euros by the European Commission’s antitrust regulator in 2018 for unjustly limiting competition on smartphone operating systems. Google announced in 2019 that search engine rivals will be able to compete for free on Android smartphones.
Presearch’s private, decentralized search engine alternative will now be available on Android devices in Europe among a number of other search engines.
Presearch may seem differently based on the user’s location, even though the search engines will be displayed at random.
Presearch can be accessed on a PC or smartphone, regardless of location or device, by installing the app from Google Play or the App Store.
Presearch conducts over 1 million searches every day on behalf of over 2.3 million registered users. Daily searches have climbed by more than 300 percent since January 2021, according to the business. Presearch node operators process all search engine requests and are compensated with Ethereum-based PRE tokens.
PRE coins are presently trading for less than 5 cents on CoinMarketCap. The project is worth about $17 million in total market value.
Several competitors have attempted to weaken Google’s dominance in the worldwide search engine business, despite the fact that it remains the de facto leader.
Brave, a crypto-powered web browser, just announced a new privacy-protecting experimental search engine as an alternative to Google’s data collection.