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Google had an “existential question,” and it had nothing to do with Apple.

Epic has again struck gold by pointing out what wasn’t there.

The proposal for Project Banyan (the scrapped deal with Samsung) begins:

Existential question:

How do we continue to keep Play as the preeminent distribution platform for Android?

What does that mean? “It means the most important question for Play,” Kochikar says.

She tried to add that “it’s just one of the questions.”

Epic lawyer Hueston replied: “Well, actually it’s the only question here on the slide, which you just described as the most important question.”

Then he dropped the mic — pointing out that Google Play’s “existential question” had nothing to do with competing with Apple and everything to do with maintaining Android.