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Epic Games wins lawsuit against Google over Android monopoly!

After a three-year legal battle, Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, secures a victory against Google. The jury in the Epic v. Google case has ruled that Google abused its power, turning its Google Play app store and billing service into an illegal monopoly.

 

The jury unanimously found Google guilty of monopolizing the Android app distribution and in-app billing markets, engaging in anti-competitive practices that harmed Epic. They highlighted Google’s tie between its app store and billing service, as well as anticompetitive agreements with developers and OEMs.

 

Google’s VP of affairs and public policy, Wilson White, stated plans to appeal the verdict, emphasizing the fierce competition Google faces from various app stores. Epic Games hailed the verdict as a win for all app developers and consumers worldwide, decrying Google’s practices as stifling innovation and competition through excessive fees.

 

This historic win differs from Epic’s prior battle with Apple, shedding light on secret revenue-sharing deals that suppressed rival app stores. The case’s decision by a jury sets it apart from the previous Apple ruling.

 

Judge James Donato will determine the remedies, yet to be disclosed. Epic seeks the freedom for app developers to introduce their own stores and billing systems on Android. The judge has declined Epic’s request for an anti-circumvention provision and does not intend to decide the percentage fee Google should charge. While Epic didn’t seek monetary damages, CEO Tim Sweeney anticipates substantial financial gain if freed from Google’s fees.

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Epic Games wins lawsuit against Google over Android monopoly!

After a three-year legal battle, Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, secures a victory against Google. The jury in the Epic v. Google case has ruled that Google abused its power, turning its Google Play app store and billing service into an illegal monopoly.

 

The jury unanimously found Google guilty of monopolizing the Android app distribution and in-app billing markets, engaging in anti-competitive practices that harmed Epic. They highlighted Google’s tie between its app store and billing service, as well as anticompetitive agreements with developers and OEMs.

 

Google’s VP of affairs and public policy, Wilson White, stated plans to appeal the verdict, emphasizing the fierce competition Google faces from various app stores. Epic Games hailed the verdict as a win for all app developers and consumers worldwide, decrying Google’s practices as stifling innovation and competition through excessive fees.

 

This historic win differs from Epic’s prior battle with Apple, shedding light on secret revenue-sharing deals that suppressed rival app stores. The case’s decision by a jury sets it apart from the previous Apple ruling.

 

Judge James Donato will determine the remedies, yet to be disclosed. Epic seeks the freedom for app developers to introduce their own stores and billing systems on Android. The judge has declined Epic’s request for an anti-circumvention provision and does not intend to decide the percentage fee Google should charge. While Epic didn’t seek monetary damages, CEO Tim Sweeney anticipates substantial financial gain if freed from Google’s fees.

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