Keep the fruit, just replace the tree!
I do hope the EU get what they're asking for.
If you're doing security armour all the way from the UI to the metal, legally forcing you to allow people to replace parts of that chain, with code from manufacturers notorious for abandoning software, is going to be so much fun.
"<Firstly,> required manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and the Chrome browser"
Note: This restriction is on the manufacturers. Not the users. The users can already change them. But the manufacturers want to make the choice instead of the users, because THEY want the user's data... Remind me who the EU are fighting for here, with no EU phonemaker..
"Secondly, Google stopped OEMs from running open Android devices"
Translation: It is evil that Google are not forced to give you their appstore so you don't have to write one when you copy their OS, like Amazon did.
"thirdly, they alleged financial incentives were given to operators and phone-makers to pre-install search"
See first point.
The free-range sheep watch the wolves attack the farmer, and cheer them on.