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Google points out Epic makes Fortnite available on consoles, which don’t offer sideloading.

Google also tried to draw him into some questions to promote its “we compete with the iPhone” narrative, asking if Android was much less restrictive than iOS (he agreed) and if Apple hammers Android on security in its marketing.

Google asked if Apple would have a field day if it dropped its sideloading warnings — setting up a straw man, since Mickens doesn’t propose dropping them entirely.

I think I got one word wrong in this quote, but this is almost entirely what he said:

“I think if Google did not replace those sideloading warnings with something that protects users, then Apple would make some hay out of that.”

He’s Epic’s witness again, just to go over some fine points of what he told Google.