AT&T are about to launch one of their first Google [GOOG] Android powered smartphones in the next few days. Although it looks like this Android handset may be slightly different than previous models released.
Being that the Motorola Flip with AT&T runs on Google’s Android platform you would have though that the default search on the device would be Google. It looks like that isn’t the case and AT&T have decided to use Yahoo as their default search provider.
As Google Android is an open platform AT&T can basically choose whichever search provider they want, and it seems they have favoured Yahoo, although we suspect Google wont be best pleased about this.
There are no details on why AT&T have chosen Yahoo as the search provider over Google, although they may be trying to keep Apple happy in an attempt to hold on to their exclusive contract for the iPhone and the new Apple iPad. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
via Gadget Venue