Report: Samsung is considering dropping Google for Bing search on Galaxy phones

Jez Corden

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This would be such a big deal if it actually happened. Microsoft could undercut Google by a fairly big amount I would wager, but they have so, so much to gain. This is an incredibly rare moment in history that Bing has an opportunity to bring some real competition to Google, and I for one, am all for it.

I just hope they don't get rid of Microsoft Rewards lmao
 

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This would be such a big deal if it actually happened. Microsoft could undercut Google by a fairly big amount I would wager, but they have so, so much to gain. This is an incredibly rare moment in history that Bing has an opportunity to bring some real competition to Google, and I for one, am all for it.

I just hope they don't get rid of Microsoft Rewards lmao

If push comes to shove, Google could play hardball with Samsung by restricting/cutting off their access to Gapps, although it would admittedly be akin to a "nuclear option" since Google also stands to lose a lot there and they couldn't bully Samsung around like they could, say, a smaller phone manufacturer.

Google has no choice but to butter up Samsung.
 

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@Culex316 Agreed mate, welcome to the forums/comments btw! Technically Google does enforce this policy, that if you have access to Google Apps, search has to be Google as standard. However, in some markets (EU), they've been forced to offer a "choice" besides Google. I do wonder if that means that Samsung could offer Bing as a default instead of the "choice" layer, to improve the user flow into the phone.
 

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