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[6]: Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Sun 29th Sep 2013 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Soulbender"
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You didn't buy your phone from Google, did you? No, you didn't and Google is a distinctly different company from the one who made your phone so you did not pay for Gmail.
Even if you DID buy it from Google GMail is still a different service, and not exactly critical to the usability of a *phone*, so you didn't "pay" for it.
The fact that GMail happen to be installed by default isn't really relevant.

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