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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100% effective and legal ad blocker
by franksands on Thu 14th Mar 2013 15:06 UTC
franksands
Member since:
2009-08-18

Don't use ad-supported apps. It's what I do. If there's a no-ad paid version I buy it, if not, I search for another app that does that. Simple.

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izomiac Member since:
2006-07-26

Necessity is the mother of invention. The insidious thing about ad-ware is that if there's some crappy ad-infested app that barely works, then it's unlikely someone will be motivated to make a truly free app. There's no profit incentive to out-compete the existing app.

It's not as though these apps wouldn't exist without ads, they'd be better. With as many users as android has, somebody will develop an app as a hobby rather than a get-rich-quick scheme.

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