Google Removed Adblocking App from Play StoreAdded: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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The tech giant has pulled an adblocking application called Adblock Fast and designed for Samsung smartphones from its Google Play Store a few days after it was launched. The app blocks adverts in Samsung’s own mobile Internet browser. Adblock Fast disappeared from the store without prior announcement. It was known as supported by Samsung, which released a download enabling adblocking several days ago.
Of course, this update had attracted new audience for adblocking, taking into account that Samsung sells more smartphones all over the world than any other smartphone maker. Adblock Fast runs on Android and was reportedly downloaded 50,000 times since its launch, pushing it up download charts and making it more visible to Play Store users.
However, just a few days after launch, the app’s developer had received an email from Google Play claiming it breached section 4.4 of an agreement Android developers must sign. The section reads that Google does not allow any activity that interferes with or accesses in an unauthorized manner the properties or services of any third party including Android users, Google or any mobile network operator.
Apparently, Adblock Fast has breached the rules because of blocking adverts in the Samsung browser – in this way, it was interfering with third-party services. In the meantime, other apps like Adblock Plus browser, which only block adverts within their own software, are still freely available.
It is not a secret that Google earns most of its revenue from advertising. Lots of Internet pages accessed through the Samsung Internet browser also run adverts that bring profit to Google and other companies like news publishers, which would also lose out if the ads are blocked.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Stop blocking apps. We(the down loaders) will win.
|Already back on the store|
|Samsung ... are you speaking about the korean thing which would like to look alike a smartphone ?||
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