Android Users Can Finally Use Alternate Search and Payment Methods… but Only in India

Android users in India are about to get a little more choice over their default search engine.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Android users in India will soon have more control over their devices, thanks to a court ruling. Beginning next month, Indian Android wielders can choose a different billing system when paying for apps and in-app smartphone purchases rather than default to going through the Play Store. Google will also allow Indian users to select a different search engine as their default right as they set up a new device, which might have implications for upcoming EU regulations.


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