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Epic’s economist: “That’s what utter dominance looks like.”

Directing our attention to a slide titled “Third-Party App Stores Do Not Constrain Google’s Monopoly Power,” Bernheim shows that every competing app store together adds up to just 5 percent of “entitlements,” i.e., Android app downloads. It’s not clear what the source of the data is here.

Then, he shows us another slide titled “Samsung Galaxy Store Only Has Five of the Top 20 Apps Worldwide (2020),” which is exactly what it sounds like.

The missing top 20 apps, as of 2020: WhatsApp, Zoom, Facebook, Snapchat, Messenger, Facebook Lite, Telegram, Garena Free Fire, Subway Surfers, Among Us, SnackVideo, Hunter Assassin, Ludo King, Netflix, and My Talking Tom Friends.

(Samsung did have TikTok, Instagram, Likee, Gardenscapes, and Shareit, according to the slide.)