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Epic v. Google day five — it’s MADA time.

We’re back with a new witness: James Kolotouros, VP of Android platform partnerships. Google attorney Lauren Moskowitz is using him right away to establish one key thing: Google contractually requires every Android device manufacturer to preinstall the Google Play app store on every phone that uses its core APIs — and place it on the default homescreen and keep users from deleting it.

That contract is called a MADA: Mobile Application Distribution Agreement.

“Google requires Google Play to be on the default homescreen, as opposed to any other homescreen, because users are more likely to see it and use it than when it’s on any other homescreen, yes?”

Yes, Kolotouros agrees.