Reply to post: Re: Choice on Apple?

Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

David 164 Bronze badge

Re: Choice on Apple?

So google could just say they will stop updating android, lock down the code, encrypt it and no longer issue any new updates to non google made phones.

That the nuclear option for google and a pretty frightening one for all of the smaller OEMs, it would likely reduce competition down to just Apple, Google, and well Samsung, once they played catch up building their own OS or work on learning how to continually evolve a fork version of Android on their own without google support and infrastructure.

A whole host of mobile phone manufacturers would likely go bankrupt within months or withdraw from the mobile market.

So instead of increasing competition the EU would have decimated!

Anyway I think the commission completely ignoring apple in the market will be shown as illegal in a court of law and the commission will have to go back and redo all of it work taking Apple into account.

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