Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?


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RE[5]: Comment by Soulbender
by dpJudas on Sun 29th Sep 2013 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender"
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You pay for GMail the service by paying for your phone!?!?!

Yes, I do. In particular the mail app itself as it was pre-installed on my phone.

My Galaxy S2 was bought for $500. How the money was distributed is none of my problem. That is between Samsung, Google and the store where I bought it.

As part of that money exchange I have come to expect the pre-installed software to be ad-free, and some amount of free services included for a reasonable time period. This is what the competition has offered for decades now. If Google is not willing to offer me ad-free software I just might take my money elsewhere the next time!

GMail the app is free and is available to be installed on non-certified releases(see Cyanogen)

Completely irrelevant. As a typical end-user might reply: what the hell is Cyanogen? I bought my phone at *insert store name here* and it is a Samsung!

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