Is Android harming competition in mobile software?

21 April 2016

In sum, the Commission’s Statement of Objections concerning Android is not justified in light of the existing arrangements between Google and its various counterparties. Critically, the competition authorities’ assessment fails to acknowledge the growing role of platform competition in spurring innovation. Yet, intervention without adequate consideration of the competitive dynamics of the market may well stifle rather than invigorate competition in the digital economy.

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