The Crawling Chaos
- Apr 18, 2019
It's not even that they need to be knowingly lying; their assumption is that that is the reason, because at best it would be third party hearsay from a manufacturer regarding contractual disputes with another party.i find it unlikely they would lie about a business deal in a public document when any of the involved companies could easily disprove that assertion at any time.
the specific assertion is that google is blocking manufacturers from putting on alternate app stores, not carriers and their own apps.
It's not like LG were disclosing their Google contracts to Epic - the most information Epic would have got would have been "Google said we can't", which covers an entire range of possible scenarios, including ones where they didn't but it was easier to just blame them to fob epic off.