No problem. Just installed Qwant browser with Qwant search engine. Mint browser is good also. Mozilla great. Opera also.
I'm quiting those "too big to fail" companies becouse of the greed.
This is stupid. How are they allowed to do this?
The only acceptable solution is a configurable option, and all providers can communicate to their users how they can put their the search engine into the phone.
We have to admit that Google, Facebook and lately Microsoft, all these have become shameless companies.
They know the world doesn't want their spying, but they just reduce it to make it legally ok, then they get back to their crape after paying some billion $'s...
If you want to show us adverts, why not ask us directly the categories we're interested in, and why spy on our exact location and our SMS'es and Contacts and all??
And behind all this is USA, the big bully.
And they encourage kids not to bully others, what a contradiction.
So the other search providers ends up getting to pay for Google's fines. Great
Making the auction per country and local language is insane. It's clearly designed to avoid global alternatives to Chrome. And, of course, make the competitors become crazy trying to calculate how much could worth pay per country. Â€Â€Â€$$$
I can't see that a fair manner anywhere. Perhaps, search providers should group up and avoid the auction. Then place a complain against the EU commission and wait to see what happen.
So basically the richest succeed. Bing, Yahoo and... Duckduckgo?
The majority will likely stick with Google anyway.
It is sad, but I made a little test with some friends, and in the first 3 pages of each search engine, we found about 42% relevant results for Google, and somewhere around 30% for Bing. All others are jokes. If you have a more sophisticated search, relevance for others is 0%.
I agree that it would be good to have other strong and useful search engines, but reality says otherwise :(