Epic Sues Apple and Google due to Fortnite getting pulled [2020-08-13]

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  1. zed

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    Its getting close
    https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share/mobile/united-states-of-america
    so minimum of 56% (but prolly >= 2/3 as ppl like myself dont use safari on IOS)

    WRT monopoly, well I thought that has already been decided, note monopoly does not mean 100%
     
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    This in itself is a fascinating statistic. iOS market share is a third of Android but in terms of browsers, Safari (which is only available on iOS) accounts for just over half of all mobile browsers used. :-? The stat is the stat but my question would be, why are so few Android users browsers on their devices because that's kind of what it looks like. :?:
     
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    I think you're misunderstanding this is USA only (not worldwide)
    In the USA IOS > 60% of mobile devices, thus andoird is < 40%

    Worldwide android is the dominant player >71%
     
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    Yeah I didn't think Mobile Safari would have over 50% marketshare worldwide. iOS only has big market shares in a handful of countries like the US, UK, Japan and maybe a couple of others. Not necessarily majority market share in those countries either.

    I don't know how popular other browsers are on Android but I think it's still the case that Mobile Safari is default on iOS and there is not yet a way to set a third-party browser on iOS? That will change soon but for now it's Safari. I use DuckDuckGo as well but I don't mind that I have to launch it manually rather than tapping a link opening it in DDG.

    But the point isn't about browser share. It's about device/OS/platform share. iOS and iOS devices are nowhere near the 95% desktop OS share that MS had. I think Windows is still at least high 80s if not still over 90%.

    That means a developer has a much greater market on Android if they're unhappy with Apple policies, not to mention Windows. They could also cut specific deals with Samsung or other high-volume manufacturers like the Chinese brands. The remedy already exists if they don't want to be bound by Apple rules.
     
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    Your link seems to indicate that is only for the US where ios owns half the market. When you click on worldwide, Chrome has close to ~65% of the market.
     
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    Google Play cuts App Store fees by half to 15% on some apps.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...h-new-15-revenue-share-for-certain-play-apps/


    There you go, Android already has greater market share. So all the whining developers can go there. If their apps are so great and contribute to the ecosystem rather than leech off it, they can make Android more attractive than iOS and also make more money there.

    If they stay on the App Store despite lower prices on GP and far larger mobile software market, then what is going to be their excuse?
     
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