What to Make of Google Android?

24 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2020 Last revised: 29 Apr 2021

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Christian Bergqvist

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 19, 2020


In July 2018, the European Union rendered its Google Android decision where it imposed a fine for abusive behavior involving the Android Mo-bile Operating System. The abuse had three elements directed at protect-ing Google’s cash cow; its de facto control over Internet advertisements. While at first glance the Decision is solid, it rests on a market under-standing that can be discussed giving some merit to Google’s claim that the Decision does not benefits consumers. In this paper, Google Android will be analysed, including its embedded assumptions and the principles it stands for.

Keywords: abuse; google, Article 102, Android

JEL Classification: K21, L12, L13, L22, L40, L41

Suggested Citation

Bergqvist, Christian, What to Make of Google Android? (June 19, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3630974 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3630974

Christian Bergqvist (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law ( email )

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