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3 Companies Are Helping Microsoft Corporation Steal Android From Google Inc.

Google might often seem like an invincible beast, but one of its core weaknesses is the fragmentation of Android. Android is an open source operating system, which means that anyone can modify it.

Source: Xiaomi.

The takeaway

Google's entire mobile strategy is based on other companies doing the heavy lifting and taking the overhead risks. It leverages user dependence on Google Search and services to tether OEMs to its ecosystem. But if OEMs try to break free from Google's ecosystem, forking occurs and fragmentation worsens. Simply put, that's bad news for Google, but great news for Microsoft.

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