Why Google’s EU antitrust ruling is unlikely to change Chrome, Search status quo

“Phone makers can now license and pre-install that app suite without also licensing and pre-installing Chrome or Search” writes David Paul Morris for It ordered Google to unbundle its Chrome browser and search app from its Play Store, which consumers use to download other apps.On Tuesday, Google announced its plan to satisfy regulators: It will now have separate licenses for Chrome and the search app.It will also have a separate license for its suite of other apps, including the Play store, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more. A device maker that wants to install the Play Store (and the rest of the app suite) on any phones sold in the European Economic Area will have to pay up.

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