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Pre-loaded Apps Don't Stop Consumers from Downloading, Using Other Apps

Pre-loaded Apps Don't Stop Consumers from Downloading, Using Other Apps

EU Android users download and use a multitude of apps rather than just using a few exclusively. Having one app on their device, even a pre-loaded app, does not stop them from downloading and using a similar app that does a similar function. Read more from our 2018 EU Consumer Survey.

The Future of Mobile Innovation is Bright

The Future of Mobile Innovation is Bright

When, two years ago, the European Commission announced its investigation on the Google practices in the mobile ecosystem, the authority prophesied that the Android’s owner was stifling innovation.
 
Since 2015, the reality is different. Innovation in the mobile sector is thriving, as proven by various studies: the Ericsson Mobility Report, from November 2016, recorded...

Reality Check – The Current State of Competition in the App Ecosystem

Reality Check – The Current State of Competition in the App Ecosystem

Thanks to its culture and creativity - and to numerous talents living there, a new wave of innovation generates growth and success stories. In the gaming industry, Gameloft created more than 6,000 jobs, most of them working on apps for smartphones. Spotify, Rovio, King are amongst other golden nuggets. The openness of the mobile ecosystem permits to companies to enter quickly on the market and to compete, sometimes with established ones.