Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd May 2011 22:54 UTC
Google Surprising it is not, but unfortunate it remains. Carriers in the United States have started working together with Google to block tethering applications in the Android Market from running on certain Android devices. While this pretty much seems like a US-only thing, it's still bad.
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guilhermefdc
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2011-02-17

Agreed.

What I would love to hear, though, is the opinion of someone who actually publishes apps on the Market - is "Verizon doesn't want it" allowed by Googles 'open' terms of service?

EDIT: hmmm, quoting Android Market Developer Program Policies
Network Usage and Terms
Applications must not create unpredictable network usage that has an adverse impact on a user's service charges or an Authorized Carrier's network. Applications also may not knowingly violate an Authorized Carrier's terms of service for allowed usage or any Google terms of service.


Given the way the Android Market is fragmented into multiple, carrier-specific stores, this pretty much gives Google the right to remove apps such as PDANet from a specific Market - Verizons and AT&Ts for example.

Edited 2011-05-03 23:37 UTC

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