Android Choice Screen — Mass Adoption for Presearch

Android Adds Presearch to Choice Screen and Default Search Engine Option on Android in Europe

European Android devices now feature Presearch’s private, decentralized search engine

Today we announce that Presearch is listed by Google as a default search engine option on all new and factory-reset Android devices across the U.K. and Europe. With hundreds of millions of devices sold each year, nearly 70% of smartphone owners in Europe use Android’s operating system. Now these users will easily be able to unlock the power of Presearch’s private, blockchain-powered search engine right from their phones.

With Android running on about 80% of the world’s smartphones, including hundreds of millions in Europe, we see this as a huge win in taking decentralized services and blockchain mainstream and driving mass adoption. With potentially hundreds of millions of users just a click away on the Search Choice screen, this is one of the biggest wins for mainstream adoption for any project within the crypto space, and a huge opportunity to gain exposure for Presearch’s private, decentralized search experience.

What is the Choice Screen?

In 2018, Google was fined 4.24 billion euro by the European Commission for unfairly using Android to solidify its search engine dominance. Google agreed to make changes to its default settings, and earlier this year announced it would increase the number of search providers on its default settings page. It also stopped requiring competing search engines to pay to be included.

As a result of these changes, the five most popular eligible search engines in each European Union country according to StatCounter (including Google) will now be displayed in random order at the top of the Android choice screen, followed by up to seven additional search engines at the bottom. This means that Presearch may appear differently on the choice page of an Android device depending on where a user lives. Regardless of location or device, anyone can use Presearch on their desktop or smartphone via Google Play or the App Store.

If you’re new to Presearch

With more than 2.3 million registered users and 1 million searches per day, Presearch is one of the world’s top 10 most-trafficked blockchain websites and one of the fastest-growing alternatives for private, unbiased search. Daily searches have increased more than 300 percent since January 2021.

Presearch is backed by a global network of community supporters and 10,000+ nodes in 50+ countries globally that power its decentralized search engine. Presearch Nodes are used to process user search requests, and node operators earn rewards through Ethereum-based PRE tokens for joining and supporting the network.

Presearch also operates its own advertising platform that uses Keyword Staking, which allows advertisers to stake PRE tokens to a specific word or term. Whichever advertiser stakes the most tokens to a given keyword has their ad show up when someone searches that term. Advertisers still maintain ownership of their PRE tokens while they are staked, so there’s no cost per click or impression.

What’s next for Presearch

The Android Choice screen not only brings further legitimacy to Presearch, but to the crypto space as a whole. Now, with hundreds of millions of people just a click of way from earning PRE tokens while searching, mass adoption for the project is right around the corner. The future is bright, and we’re excited to have you along for the journey. 🚀


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