Re: Or the fourth option...
"You can't have ONE store and then blame them afterwards for having a monopoly, doh!"
_Abuse of monopoly_, not just monopoly. When the store owner makes it mandatory to have an account in the store in order to get security patches for your phone and bricks your phone if you try to use other shops, it's obviously abuse.
Reality is that it isn't only shop, it's only the only _Google approved_ shop, just because they own it.
That's abuse of monopoly, very obviously: Android provider (Google in this case) has no business to tell me what shops I may or may not use.
Even less making it mandatory to use Googles own.