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[5]: Comment by Soulbender
by Ithamar on Sun 29th Sep 2013 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender"
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You pay for your phone, not for gmail. Android's free ya know.

Yes, up to a point. Ever installed a clean AOSP build? No Gmail app in there, and if you want to ship the Google Apps with your build, you go through an extended vetting, of which the requirements are non-public, so we do no even know if Android *with* Google app is free...

Not even going to the FSF definition of free, which it will never be...

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