Google has had a quiet seven days, but managed to boast of its success in fighting bad adverts and reveal that Chrome will get a speed boost.
However, the search company was left a little red-faced after the revelation that it paid rival Apple $1bn to keep Google as the default search on iOS devices.
Google gave Apple $1bn to keep search tool on iPhone
Google is reported to have paid Apple $1bn to keep its search tool on the iPhone.
Legal documents revealed during a court session in the Oracle v Google case show that Google paid the huge sum to Apple in 2014 to ensure that the search tool remained the default option on iOS devices.
Google reveals success in smashing bad ads
Google has had some success with purging misleading and malware-ridden adverts from its ecosystem.
"Some ads are just plain bad, like ads that carry malware, cover up content you're trying to see or promote fake goods. Bad ads can ruin your entire online experience, a problem we take very seriously," said Google’s report.
Google now allows Android app installations from search results
Google had added the ability for Android users to bypass the Google Play store and download apps directly from search results.
Search results that yield an app now have an installation icon next to them allowing the app to be downloaded directly to an Android device rather than redirecting to Google Play.
Google Chrome is getting a speed boost of up to 25 percent - and soon
The INQUIRER reported that Google’s Chrome browser will receive a significant speed boost facilitated by a new compression algorithm called Brotli which is ready for use and likely to be rolled out in the next public release.
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