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Originally Posted by Purger View Post

Inevitable. No one can blame Google for satisfying their add buyers.
Seems like you can't blame google for anything these days rolleyes.gif


if this was apple, well alot of people would go bananas
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The rule Google is quoting to justify this move is ambiguous.
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4.4 Prohibited Actions. You agree that you will not engage in any activity with the Market, including the development or distribution of Products, that interferes with, disrupts, damages, or accesses in an unauthorized manner the devices, servers, networks, or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Android users, Google or any mobile network operator. You may not use customer information obtained from the Market to sell or distribute Products outside of the Market.

I think the case could be made that the Users are the ones with authority over who has access to their device, and the ads being blocked are more damaging and disruptive to the User's device than ad blocking software is to 3rd parties' servers, networks, or devices.
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Rooted + AdFree AdAway = smile.gif

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The rule Google is quoting to justify this move is ambiguous.

I think the case could be made that the Users are the ones with authority over who has access to their device, and the ads being blocked are more damaging and disruptive to the User's device than ad blocking software is to 3rd parties' servers, networks, or devices.

The issue with users controlling who accesses their device is that they accepted Googles terms of who can access it already. They can't then decide they don't want Google making them see ads after accepting the TOS. You need to remember too, if you blocked all ads, Google wouldn't exist. So it's probably more likely that you not seeing ads is more damaging to Google as a company, than you seeing the ad is to your device.
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im talking about
its their right to protect themselves is it not?
rolleyes.gif Talk about a blind love for Google, how much of your investments are in their stock?
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post #16 of 110
Like who cares, really? Anyone smart enough to follow step by step guide to rooting their phone (that app needs root), should be smart enough to know you can probably get it alternatively from XDA in future instead of play store. No biggie, really.
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Seems like you can't blame google for anything these days rolleyes.gif


if this was apple, well alot of people would go bananas
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Oh absolutely. Everyone would be up in arms against evil Apple, or MS if they had done the same.

But not Google, nope, they can do no wrong. Neither can Samsung.

It's not always easy being the neutral guy on this site. biggrin.gif
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Don't need Play Store to install it.....

Google is your friend.... Or you can head over to XDA Developers biggrin.gif
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The problem I have with this, is that if Android is the first platform for this to happen on, what about Google Chrome Webstore?

What is stopping them from the same fate. Granted I haven't seen any terms & conditions for said store, but, it is possible, and that would really hamper my love for google, especially with this recent Google Reader fiasco.
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post #20 of 110
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The problem I have with this, is that if Android is the first platform for this to happen on, what about Google Chrome Webstore?

What is stopping them from the same fate. Granted I haven't seen any terms & conditions for said store, but, it is possible, and that would really hamper my love for google, especially with this recent Google Reader fiasco.

I was thinking this too, because originally Chrome didn't allow AdBlock to block ads that were on videos, like YouTube. I remember there being a news story a while ago about an AdBlock setting on Chrome coming as standard to let small ads through or something? Could be paving the way for an extension of this story as you mention... Interesting.
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