Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 10:26 UTC
Google In all honesty, this has taken far longer than I anticipated. Google, the world's largest internet advertising company, has removed several popular ad-blocking tools from the Play Store. While they are technically in the right to do so - they violate the Play Store developer distribution agreement - it's still a bit of a dick move. Luckily, though, unlike some other platforms, you can easily sideload the adblockers onto your Android device.
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by ichi on Thu 14th Mar 2013 18:50 UTC
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It took them longer than I thought.

From the POV of Google's core business allowing adblock apps on their store would be like Microsoft allowing license crackers on theirs.

It's not the same from a legal point, but in both cases you are bypassing the source of revenue the author has choosen for his work, which you could skip entirely if you didn't agree with it by not installing the app at all.

Like some other people above I prefer paying for a full application instead of using a "free" one with ads (and then I also prefer paying more for a full app instead of enduring a cheap or free one that relies on microtransactions, eg. the infamous freemium ones).

Edited 2013-03-14 18:53 UTC

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