Re: Tethered bait. Free will. Greed. The monkey trap.
Coo. Hadn't seen the market stats. Wonder how much of that Samsung owns.
Still, you know the MS browserchoice EU settlement thing where they had to make the user choose at the start which browser they wanted? There's nothing (AIUI) to stop the phonemaker doing that for each app, because the user's choices aren't bound by the appbundle contract, only the phonemaker's.
But, the phonemaker would rather the user not choose, see? You are the meat being fought over - not the wounded party. The locked gate to the cattleyard actually already opens from the inside. They want it to open from the outside too.