Google search can’t be set as default search on new Lumia phones

By | July 17, 2014

Microsoft is tough competitor for Google in the mobile Operating System environment and it has started the  new round of its ongoing struggle with Google. Microsoft has reportedly eliminating the existing option of changing the default search from Bing to Google in Internet Explorer on new Lumia phones.  Before Window Phone users are allowed to change their default search engine to Google in the address bar of the native Internet Explorer, but always tied Bing to the physical button. From now Google cannot be set as the default search on new Lumia Phones.


According to the sources,Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 users in some parts of the world are unable to change the default search engine to Google in the Internet Explorer. Reports also say that the Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 devices are also not affected by any bug. Other manufacturer device which run on Windows Phone 8.1 platform has the option change the default search engine as before.

Microsoft has acquired the Lumia smartphone division from Nokia in the April this year. Interestingly, Microsoft is the alone major smartphone OS provider which is removing the option of setting the another default search engine in its IE browser on its own handsets. Other major OS providers like Apple allows to switch between Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines on its Safari browser, whereas Google allows the Android users to switch between the Google, Bing and Ask search engines in the Chrome browser.

But as the new owner for Lumia phones, Microsoft would naturally want to promote its Bing search engine over Google. Currently Google and Bing are the top competitors in the search engine market and Bing is looking to grab the more share from the market. TO expand its market Microsoft has announced the Windows Phone 8.1 devices with Bing search engine for cheaper price.

Still some of the Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 devices in Europe still have the Google search option enabled. Current Lumia andsets which are updated with Windows Phone 8.1 also allows its users to switch to Google search engine.

Author: Peter Jacksonn

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