Microsoft Shuts Out Google Search Capability from Latest Nokia Phones
As long as two companies are competing against each other there is bound to be a rivalry between them.
According to multiple sources, Microsoft is not allowing users of the newest Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (the 630 and 930) to set Google as their default search engine. Users have never been able to change the search engine accompanying the physical search button which has always been Microsoft's Bing. However, Internet Explorer users were previously able to change its settings so they could search Google via the address bar instead of having to go to Google’s home page.
Nokia Lumia’s already in circulation have not been reported to be affected by this change, even those that have been updated to Windows Phone 8.1.
There is no official word from Microsoft yet on the matter nor is there an official response from Google.