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Has google “ducked” the EU remedy?

a CLI article by Oliver Bretz and Marie Leppard

In 2018, the European Commission found that Google abused its dominant position by imposing various restrictions on the Android operating system in order to entrench and promote its own search engine. In short, Google’s practices had denied rival search engines the possibility to compete on merits. The tying practices ensured the pre-installation of Google’s search engine and browser on practically all Google Android devices, and the exclusivity payments strongly reduced the incentive to pre-install competing search engines. Google had also obstructed the development of Android forks, which could have provided a platform for rival search engines to gain traffic.

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