Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Google While it's currently cool to love Google's Android and hate Apple's iOS, especially because of the massive difference in philosophy (open vs. closed), Google still retains a fair amount of control over the Android Market. This was demonstrated this week Google employed its remote kill switch for two Android Market applications, removing them from all Android devices on which they were installed.
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by stanbr on Mon 28th Jun 2010 11:44 UTC
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1-) Nobody said you must use android market. You can install applications using some other way. I guess you could even create your own store
2-) It works very similar to apt-get. They can install any new version, change all my configurations, remove softwares, on a simple apt-get dist-upgrade. And nobody says it's a bad thing (because it's not!). So I see no problems with it.

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