Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jan 2010 23:38 UTC
Google Ah, and there we have it: another chapter in the discussion between open and closed when it comes to application stores. A phishing application, masquerading as a banking application from First Tech Credit Union, made its way onto the Android Market. It was removed quickly, but the damage is done.
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It depends Google handles the gatekeeper role pretty well, they do not enforce anything, but pull out an app quickly once there are reports of being malware etc...
and unlike Apple google does not force the developers into the app store, every android phone allows to install third party applications directly or from the web (checkbox allow installations from unknown sources in the settings)
So far I am pretty happy in the way google handles everything.

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