Competition in the software space is what encourages innovation to happen. Problems being tackled in different ways by different groups often leads to the best solution being found among them.
See hardware architectures -> operating systems -> browser engines -> frameworks -> services etc. The first two are effectively fully commoditized, few people get excited about them anymore, even as Linux development is more active than ever. Similarly the browser engine is now entering the unification phase, with Chromium swallowing competitors. Meanwhile the battle to define how higher level components are created on top of the browser is in full swing with rapid innovation.
As Google becomes more of a looming threat on privacy, the idea that they win in the mobile space and the browser space, and we suggest that nobody should compete with them is a terrifying situation.