The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it has launched an investigation into Apple and Google’s dominance of mobile browsers.
The CMA also revealed that it will be investigating cloud gaming as well, you can find more details below about the investigation.
The Competition and Markets Authority conferred on launching a market investigation along with the Mobile Ecosystem Market Study Report, which found that Apple and Google have an effective dual monopoly over the mobile ecosystem allowing them to exercise tight control over operating systems, app stores, and web browsers on mobile devices. .
Browsers are among the most important and frequently used applications on mobile devices. Most people use their browser at least daily to access online content such as information, news, videos, and shopping. 97% of all mobile web surfing in the UK in 2021 takes place on browsers powered by either Apple’s or Google’s browser engine, so any limitations on these engines can have a significant impact on users’ experiences.
Computer games are a multi-billion pound industry in the UK, played by millions of people. There are already more than 800,000 users of cloud gaming services in the UK, but restrictions on their mobile distribution could hamper growth in the sector, meaning UK gamers are missing out.
You can view the full press release from the UK Capital Markets Authority on their website at the link below, and it will be interesting to see the outcome of the investigation.
Source UK government
Image credit: Solen Vaysa
Filed Under: Apple, Technology News
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