The Epic v. Google trial has begun.

The trial started this morning, and The Verge is liveblogging it right here if you want to follow the proceedings.

In 2020, Epic Games filed civil antitrust lawsuits against Apple and Google, arguing that their respective iOS and Android app stores were unlawful monopolies. Epic v. Apple already had its day in court, and now, more than 3 years later, Epic v. Google has finally gone to trial.

The outcome of this trial may have significant implications for the future of Android. If Epic has their way, Google will make it easier to use third-party app stores, sideload apps, and use non-Google payment processors, which would open the door to many new options for Unreal developers who publish on Android.