Decentralized search engine becomes the default option for European Android devices

Starting from September 1, the decentralized search engine Presearch will be listed as the default option for all new devices sold in the UK and Europe and factory reset. This move may weaken Google’s dominant position in the search engine market.

Google’s decision to list Presearch as the default browser option was made after a protracted legal battle with the European Commission over allegations that the technology company used Android to consolidate its search engine dominance. In 2018, the European Commission’s antitrust regulator imposed a record fine of 4.24 billion euros on Google for unfairly restricting competition in smartphone operating systems. In 2019, Google Said It will allow search engine competitors to compete for free on Android devices.

Presearch’s private, decentralized search engine option will now be listed on Android devices along with several other eligible search engines in Europe. Although search engines will be listed randomly, Presearch may display differently depending on where the user is located. Regardless of location or device, you can download the app through Google Play or App Store and access Presearch on your desktop or smartphone.

Presearch processes more than 1 million searches every day among more than 2.3 million registered users. The company said that since January 2021, daily searches have increased by more than 300%. All search engine requests are processed by Presearch node operators, who are rewarded through Ethereum-based PRE tokens.

PRE tokens are listed on CoinMarketCap and are currently trading at less than 5 cents. The total market value of the project is close to US$17 million.

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