So in a recent update by Google to it chromium browser which under-pings Google’s chrome browser. the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world.
The update was released yesterday with the Chromium 73, in a comment by Google software engineer Orin Jaworski cincerning the changesche said that the list of search engine references per country is being completely replaced based on new usage statistics from “recently collected data.”
But the firm benefiting most from the update is DuckDuckGo, which is now offered as an option in more than 60 markets, that kinda wierd cause DDG was not even offered as an option at all before. Here is the list of all the markets where DDG was afded as an option, check to see if your counyry is listed.
Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Moldova, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Switzerland, U.K., Uruguay, U.S. and Venezuela.
Commenting on the development DuckDuckGo founder Gabe Weinberg said “We’re glad that Google has recognized the importance of offering consumers a private search option,” funny enough, the chromium GitHub instance is dated December 2018 — which appears to be around the time when Google (finally) passed theDuck.com domain to DuckDuckGo, after holding onto the domain and pointing it to Google.com for years.
Let us know what you think about this or if your country was among those with the DDG option.