The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently launched a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google, according to which Google released more than $1 billion in search engine funds to us mobile operators last year. The lawsuit filed by DOJ on Tuesday details several ways Google has set its search function as the default service on browsers, smartphones and other devices. This includes agreements with Android manufacturers such as apple and Samsung Electronics. Google has also cut huge revenue sharing agreements with major mobile operators to block competing search engines and browsers, DOJ said. In exchange for the default Google search on mobile phones, operators get part of the search advertising revenue. DOJ also pointed out in the lawsuit: “if the operator or manufacturer does not renew the revenue sharing agreement with Google, the distributor will not only lose the revenue share on new mobile devices, but also on the mobile phones and tablets previously sold. This clause is punitive for operators or manufacturers and helps to ensure that operators and manufacturers do not deviate from Google. ” According to DOJ, Google paid a total of more than $1 billion to major U.S. carriers last year. According to a 2014 Google document in this case, Google paid $460 million for these transactions, which typically last two to three years. < / P > < p > however, the document does not specify which operators are involved in these transactions, but the largest carriers in the United States are Verizon, at & T and T-Mobile USA. Shortly after the lawsuit, Kent walker, Google’s head of global affairs, denied the charge. “The agreements we have with apple and other device manufacturers and operators are no different from the agreements many other companies traditionally use to distribute software,” Walker wrote in a blog post IPhone 12 whole family barrel model exposed: it’s a tribute to iPhone 4