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Google announced the winners of this quarter’s auctions, which are the result of default search engine options on European Android devices. In most EEAs and the UK, users who install new phones or tablets starting October 1 may have to choose to use Google, Bing, GMX, Info.com or Yandex.

Since the beginning of this year, the company has been holding these selection screen auctions quarterly as a way to profit from the 2018 record-breaking US$5 billion EU antitrust ruling, because manufacturers have Ship Android devices with Google search engine.

In each EEA country, Google will offer its own search and bidders for up to three competing services. The four options will be provided to users in the order in which each device is randomly assigned. In regions where there are more than three successful bidders due to mergers and acquisitions (four in Greece, Hungary and Romania, and five in Bulgaria), related companies will appear randomly.

It is worth noting that this quarter, DuckDuckGo’s transaction price dropped by 27 positions compared to the third quarter, and its holding rights were handed over to Microsoft’s Bing. Yandex, headquartered in Russia, also reappeared after having no space this summer.

The following is a list of award-winning search engines and where they appear:

ing

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

GMX

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyrus
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

Info.com

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lechstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Privacy wall

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Yandex

  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania

other

  • Duck go
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Iceland
    • Liechtenstein
  • Ecosia
  • Want
  • Seznan

Starting on October 1, these products will replace current products and will continue until December 31.

DuckDuckGo responds

DuckDuckGo criticized the auction model because it did not monetize its search engine business through user data collection and sales like its competitors, so it could not continue to win seats in these auctions.

As a reminder, the EU only requires Google to provide users with a choice of search engines on Android. Google proposed an auction model.

It is currently calling on the European Commission to investigate the auction model.