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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 14th Mar 2013 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I wish more people were like you, but you are in a minority, especially on Android.

I usuaully do ad supported with in app purchase to remove ads. That way everyone is happy.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by moondevil on Thu 14th Mar 2013 14:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Even on iOS.

I know people that have rooted their iPhones just to be able to install pirate stuff.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by leech on Thu 14th Mar 2013 17:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I'm of the opinion that I'd rather have a partial feature set of a program to try it out, than to have a full featured one that is ad supported. I absolutely hate advertisements, and 90% of the time if I see a program or application that is somehow ad supported, I remove it immediately. I usually don't suffer this that much, since I bought a Nokia N9, after being fed up with the whole Android / Google thing.

But there are still a few apps out there that insist on being ad-supported. It's especially terrible if you don't have unlimited data.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Soulbender on Fri 15th Mar 2013 02:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I usuaully do ad supported with in app purchase to remove ads.


I think that's the best, and most honest, option really. It means I can download and test the app to see if it actually does what I want/need before purchasing. If I don't like it I can uninstall, if I think it's ok (but not good enough to pay for) I can keep it and the developer still get some revenue and if I like it I can purchase it outright and get rid of the ads.

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