Choosing the preferred search engine will be part of the initial configuration of Android in 2020 After introducing a few months ago the choice of browser and favorite search engine for existing users, next year will come the choice of the preferred search provider, to choose during the configuration of a new Android device in Europe. It is an additional step after the large EU fine to the company for its abuse of dominant position in Android. This preferred search engine will be used both in the search bar on the home screen and in Google Chrome if installed. Also for the search bar in Google Play In April, Google added new windows to Google Play where users had the opportunity to download additional search applications and browsers. The new change announced today is both the same and different: it also involves downloading search engine apps, although in this case, the choice happens when configuring a new device. As in the previous windows, at least four providers will be displayed including Google, randomly sorted and with listings that will vary from country to country. After choosing a search provider, your official Google Play application will be downloaded and the search bar search engine will be changed at the start of Android. Perhaps the most controversial of the whole issue is in the selection of which suppliers will appear on that list. There are a number of requirements to ensure a minimum of quality, such as a general search engine, which is translated into the language of the country where you want to display and that has the application, but the selection will be based on an auction. That is, suppliers must decide how much they want to pay each time a user chooses them as the default search engine in each country. This means that each time a user chooses a different search engine such as Bing or Yahoo, that provider will have to pay Google the shortened amount. According to Google, the auction "is a fair and objective method to determine which search providers are included in the screen of choice." The good news is that the screen will only appear once per device, during the initial setup. It will start doing it on the new devices distributed in the European Economic Area during 2020.