According to colleagues at PhoneArena, the reason some Google features are coming to iOS before Android is purely economic.
We recently told you that the Google app on Android has received a new feature that allows you to delete the last 15 minutes of your browsing history. But, without a doubt, the most curious thing about this news is that this feature was already available on iOS since July last year and that is why one wonders why the American giant took eight months to add this functionality to its Android application.
But it’s not the first time Some Google features are coming to iOS sooner than Android and that is why we are going to tell you why it could happen.
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According to PhoneArena colleagues, the reason why some Google functions arrive before iOS than Android is purely economic, because, as you already know, Google pays Apple a million dollar sum each year so that Google Search will be the default search engine on iPhone.
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In this sense, Bernstein Securities analysts assure that Google reportedly shelled out $15 billion in 2021 to make sure the iPhone’s default search engine was Google Search and, therefore, it can be assumed that the advertising revenue that the Mountain View-based company received last year thanks to this agreement would exceed $15,000 million.
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For all the above, everything seems to indicate that the reason why certain Google functions arrive before iOS than Android is because the American giant wants to please Apple and thus not to lose all the advertising revenue generated by its search engine on the iPhone, since if the Cupertino company is unhappy it could opt for create your own search engine (something that has been common in the past) or even for having entered into an agreement with Microsoft so that Bing was the default search engine on iPhones.
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