Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Google While it's currently cool to love Google's Android and hate Apple's iOS, especially because of the massive difference in philosophy (open vs. closed), Google still retains a fair amount of control over the Android Market. This was demonstrated this week Google employed its remote kill switch for two Android Market applications, removing them from all Android devices on which they were installed.
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RE: Comment by stanbr
by darknexus on Mon 28th Jun 2010 13:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by stanbr"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

2-) It works very similar to apt-get. They can install any new version, change all my configurations, remove softwares, on a simple apt-get dist-upgrade. And nobody says it's a bad thing (because it's not!). So I see no problems with it.


Except that with an apt-get, you can look over what is going to happen and choose whether you want it to or not. Sometimes I really believe people don't *think* before making comparisons like this.

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RE[2]: Comment by stanbr
by stanbr on Tue 29th Jun 2010 11:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by stanbr"
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2009-05-22

Keep in mind this system was designed to kill iphone... it should be very user friendly and easy to use (eg. your mother should be able to use it with no problems). I don't know exactly how the system behavior is right now, and I agree it could give the user an alert, but it should be very straightforward. And if the app does not do what it should do in the first place (and as they say, it was pretty much useless) I see no problems here, well, unless you are a paranoid of course.

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