Msg#: 4298726 posted 2:26 am on Apr 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
The NHN Corporation, which owns Naver, the largest search portal, and Daum, the No. 2 portal, asked South Korea’s trade commission to investigate whether Google had improperly maneuvered to have Android preinstalled on most smartphones being sold in the country.
Android-based smartphones use Google as their default search engine, and NHN said in a statement that the preloading of Android had made it “virtually impossible to switch to another option” for Internet searching.
Worldwide, Android is expected to become the preferred operating system on smartphones.