• TimmyTime

    “Let’s be clear: most consumers seem fine with all that. To my knowledge there has been no consumer outcry about Google’s primacy on Android or its “default” search presence on those handsets”

    I didn’t take a scientific poll like you did but that’s not the point at all. The point is that when a monopoly is established it starts acting as one and that hurts consumers. If we still had Yahoo at 30% and Bing now at 25%-30%, Google would behave very differently but now they control 70%.

    Also there’s the thing of using the money made by a monopoly to own other markets and kill competitors.

    People called you a fanboy? Oh, the humanity :)

  • http://screenwerk.com Greg Sterling

    No scientific poll. Haven’t seen any consumer objections to Google’s branding/presence on Android handsets. In fairness smartphone market was crap until iPhone and Android; Windows Phones were a response.

    So consumers have benefitted. Question is how much control we want to allow Google to assert over mobile. I’m suggesting that there may need to be some rules in place to prevent total dominance.

    Agree with the “dumping” point: Also there’s the thing of using the money made by a monopoly to own other markets and kill competitors.