UK competition authorities are investigating the dominance of cloud gaming and mobile browsers by Apple and Google.
Last year, a “market study” by the Competitive Market Authority (CMA) concluded that mobile device operating systems, app stores, and web browsers were “dominant.”
If the 18-month study shows that competition is adversely affected, the CMA may order changes.
Both companies have denied the allegations.
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CMA interim chief executive Sarah Cardell said she wanted to ensure the UK:
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“Many UK businesses and web developers say they feel they are being held back by restrictions from Apple and Google,” she added. In the UK, the CMA states:
800,000 people use cloud gaming services 97% of his browsing on mobile last year was done in browsers powered by Apple or Google software
the company’s Android operating system offers the widest range of apps and app stores than any other mobile platform. This allowed developers to “choose the browser engine they wanted and was the starting point for millions of apps.” Apple said it “believes in a vibrant and competitive market where innovation can thrive.”
The company’s App Store helps millions of developers turn their ideas into apps, and the company says it has supported hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK alone. “Apple will continue to work constructively with the Office of Competitive Markets to explain how we can foster competition and choice while ensuring that consumer privacy and security are always protected,” it added. I was.