It looks like Samsung won’t use Bing as the default search engine in its mobile web browser. According to that in a report from The Wall Street Journalwhich says Samsung has paused an internal review of whether the company should replace Google with Bing in its in-house Internet Browser.
Samsung’s Internet Browser, which came pre-installed on Samsung phones, has long used Google as its default search engine. Count reported last month by The New York TimesGoogle employees were “surprised” to learn that Samsung was considering a move to Bing, putting the search giant’s $3 billion in annual revenue at stake in the deal.
According to WSJ, the smartphone maker apparently thought that switching to Bing wouldn’t cause too much disruption, since most Samsung smartphone users (myself included) still don’t use its in-house browser. But now Samsung is backing away from the change over concerns about how it will affect its relationship with Google and the market’s perception of the move.
It doesn’t mean Samsung will never make the switch to Bing, though. The WSJ reported that Samsung is “not permanently closing the door” on using Bing as its default search engine in the future.