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When I search in Firefox on my Android, I end up in Google! Wht?

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I have the Firefox app on my phone. Why does it use Google to search?

I have the Firefox app on my phone. Why does it use Google to search?

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You can set it to duckduckgo, or whatever you want.

This is in Settings => Search

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TyDraniu
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You can set it to duckduckgo, or whatever you want.

This is in Settings => Search

You can set it to duckduckgo, or whatever you want. This is in Settings => Search
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Firefox is a web browser and Google in this case is a search engine.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-my-default-search-engines-firefox-android

Firefox is a web browser and Google in this case is a search engine. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-my-default-search-engines-firefox-android

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I guess I don’t understand the difference between a search engine and a web browser.

I guess I don’t understand the difference between a search engine and a web browser.

Question owner

However, I just set my search setting to DuckDuckGo. Thank you both for your answers.

However, I just set my search setting to DuckDuckGo. Thank you both for your answers.