Sorry Bing, Samsung is sticking with Google as its default mobile search engine

It looks like Samsung isn’t going to use Bing as the default search engine on its mobile web browser after all. that’s okay to a report of The Wall Street Journalwhich says Samsung has stopped an internal review of whether the company should replace Google with Bing in its internal Internet browser.

Samsung’s Internet browser, which comes pre-installed on Samsung phones, has long used Google as its default search engine. As reported last month by The New York TimesGoogle employees were “shocked” to learn that Samsung had been contemplating a switch to Bing, putting at stake the $3 billion in annual revenue the search giant gets from the deal.

According to the wsj, the smartphone maker apparently thought that switching to Bing wouldn’t cause too much of a disruption, given that most Samsung smartphone users (myself included) don’t use their internal browser anyway. But now Samsung is backing away from the move over concerns about how it might affect its relationship with Google and market perception of the move.

This does not mean that Samsung never make the switch to Bing, however. He wsj reports that Samsung is “not permanently closing the door” on using Bing as your default search engine in the future.


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